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737 Safety Check: CBS This Morning Report

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started the year with a focus on safety ordering over a hundred older 737 airlines to be checked for cracks and holes. Most of the planes being inspected are operated by Southwest and are high-cycle air crafts that often do seven or more take-off and landing cycles in a day.

To be safe, high-cycle planes require frequent inspections. And it’s not just visual inspections, but also electromagnetic inspections so that the cracks are identified early enough before the fuselage breaks.

This morning, Peter joined the team at CBS This Morning  to examine this issue in terms of flier safety, 737 manufacturing and domestic and international inspection practices.

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