TEMPE, Ariz. (TheStreet) -- As the airline industry explores how to address the problem of metal fatigue in aging aircraft like Boeing (BA) 737 300s, analysts say that US Airways'(LCC) method of checking older aircraft is potentially a benchmark for the future. Over the past decade, the 58 older 737s in the US Airways fleet have been subject to an inspection process that is far more rigorous than what newer 737s endure. The frequency and rigor of US Airways inspections "should be a model" for the industry, said John Goglia, a safety consultant who is a former member of the National Transportation Safety Board and a former US Airways mechanic. <snip> http://www.thestreet.com/story/11078078/1/how-us-airways-checks-its-boeing-737s.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN Wow! I never imagined that US would put their 733 & 734 fleet would regularly go through such a rigorous testing regime going above and beyond what the FAA required.