Boeing left metal shavings in JAL's new 767 (JA654J) fuel tank!

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  1. JALPak
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    JAL troubleshoot the fuel imbalance if the 767-300ER (JA654J) fuel tank and found small metal particles! The article did not say it's JA654J but you can tell from the delivery date. This is the FIRST plane with the new JAL livery! It has only flown 325 hours so far :)

    Good job for JAL maintenance staff to notice the problem as this could damage the plane! :) FAA has start a review on Boeing's manufacturing process.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2014883185_boeingfaa27.html

     
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    Agree. Great job by the JAL maintenance staff. Someone at Boeing quality control is in trouble.
     
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    Are the tanks manufactered by Boeing or a third party contractor?
     
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    Yes, especially if the Southwest 737 incident points to poor workmanship!
     
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    Not quite sure but either way Boeing is responsible for cleaning it up and did the final check before delivering the airplane. I wonder why they didn't notice the imbalance fuel tank during all those test flights
     
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    Agree.
     
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    After all of the 787 delays, Boeing doesn't need more bad publicity.
     
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    Airbus is the way to go, fortunately.
     
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    yikes, lets hope its an isolated incident and the FAA does not have to issue an advisory.
     
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