FAA Proposes AD on 737 Autothrottles

 - March 10, 2014, 12:50 PM

The FAA proposed an airworthiness directive last week on the autothrottle computers installed on the Boeing 737-600/700/800/900 to correct a glitch that in 2009 allowed a faulty radar altimeter aboard a Turkish Airlines 737 to tell the autothrottles to revert to idle thrust while the aircraft was still on final approach. The aircraft crashed in Amsterdam, killing nine people and injuring 117.