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FAA Issues 787 AD

European regulator urges operators to avoid potential computer module issues

The FAA is issuing an airworthiness directive requiring urgent attention by operators of 787s to avoid the possibility that all three computer modules that manage the jet's flight-control surfaces could briefly stop working in flight.

Operators must periodically shut and restart the electrical power on the planes, or the power to the three flight control modules.

That will avoid the problem until Boeing has a permanent software fix.

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