Aviation Maintenance Expert Witnesses & Recommended Inspections Of 787s

Aviation maintenance expert witnesses may write reports and opine on aerospace engineering, flight safety, ground and aircraft operations, and more. After British investigators traced a fire to a transmitter in a Boeing 787 aircraft, the FAA is asking airlines to inspect emergency transmitters in all Boeing 787s.

FAA Statement
After reviewing the initial findings of the AAIB’s report and recommendations, the Federal Aviation Administration is working with Boeing to develop instructions to operators for inspection of the Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) on Boeing 787 aircraft.

These inspections would ask operators to inspect for proper wire routing and any signs of wire damage or pinching, as well as inspect the battery compartment for unusual signs of heating or moisture.