News Summary: Boeing wants scrutiny of beacons

News Summary: Boeing expands inspections of Honeywell locator beacons to 5 more aircraft

Associated Press

BUSTED BEACONS? Boeing Co. expanded inspections of emergency locator beacons made by Honeywell International to five more aircraft after problems were discovered with the transmitters on 787 jets.

LOST AND FOUND: Boeing wants operators of 717, Next-Generation 737, 747-400, 767 and 777 airplanes to inspect the beacons which activate in a crash to help rescuers find a plane.

SMOKING GUN: United Airlines and All Nippon Airways disclosed issues with the wiring on their Boeing 787's emergency transmitters, the same part of the plane getting close scrutiny after a parked Ethiopian Airlines jet caught fire at London's Heathrow earlier this month.

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