Design change to spoiler actuator
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The Icelandic Transportation Safety Board (ITSB) recommends to Moog, in co-operation with the airplane’s manufacturer, set up a program to support fleet wide replacement of the blocking and thermal relief valve housing with the fatigue improved unit made from stainless steel.
Moog has redesigned the Blocking and Thermal Relief Valve Housing with thicker material section and more radius in the area of the fracture surface. The redesigned Blocking and Thermal Relief Valve Housing is made from stainless steel instead of aluminum. This results in better fatigue performance of the Blocking and Thermal Relief Valve Housing. In addition the FAA has issued Safety Recommendation 15.115, a Boeing 757 airplane level safety issue, mandating evaluation of the spoiler actuator's blocking and thermal relief valve housing failure to determine appropriate corrective action.