The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive for the Boeing 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series. The AD was prompted by a report of cracks found in the skin at body station 540 just below stringer S-22L on a 737-700.
Those seeking hangar build options may wish to visit ClearSpan Fabric Structures at Booth No. 2925. The Connecticut-based company’s Hercules Truss Arch Buildings offer high clearances without support posts, allowing aircraft to easily be maneuvered inside. The multi-purpose custom structures, which can be built up to 300 feet wide and any length, are constructed of triple galvanized structural steel tubing with a ripstop polyethylene cover that allows natural light to shine through.
There were many times during my years as a mechanic when I was working totally exhausted, but for a number of reasons I continued past the point that I was in danger of causing damage to an aircraft or to myself. For years many of my coworkers and I believed that we were OK to work and not impaired by a lack of rest.