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U.S. Aviation Regulator Seeks Auto-throttle Fix For Boeing 737s

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March 03, 2014 AT 12:13 PM
U.S. aviation regulators on Monday proposed a fix for some Boeing 737 planes to ensure that a faulty altimeter does not cause the automatic throttle system to unexpectedly cut engine speed. The Federal Aviation Administration said the changes to cockpit automation, if adopted, would affect 497 Boeing 737s, specifically the 600 and its later models. Chicago-based Boeing said another 778 jets would be affected if aviation regulators outside the United States adopt the FAA proposal. Boeing said in an email to Reuters that the FAA's proposed rule would order actions the company had previously recommended to airlines.