US seeks Airbus rudder control changes on UPS, FedEx aircraft

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    US seeks Airbus rudder control changes on UPS, FedEx aircraft - Manilla Bulletin

    Airbus SAS A300 and A310 operators in the US must modify rudder control systems within four years to prevent excessive movements of a tail-fin part that caused an American Airlines crash in New York in 2001, the Federal Aviation Administration, said in a proposal.

    The fix would affect 215 planes and cost $42.7 million under an option outlined in the proposal, according to a notice to be published in the Federal Register Sunday. FedEx Corp. (FEDEX) and United Parcel Service Inc. are the lone US carriers still operating the planes, said Clay McConnell, an Airbus spokesman.