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Cracks on Boeing 767 prompt additional checks

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said airlines need to inspect their Boeing 767s twice as often, after one operator found "significant crack sizes" had developed sooner than expected, Bloomberg has reported. Airlines should inspect the twin-engine jets after 2,000 flight cycles or 6,000 flight hours, double the current requirement, the regulator said. Earlier this year, the plane maker called for more inspections on older 737 narrow-body jets after a Southwest Airlines plane split open in midflight, prompting an emergency landing.