Embraer stresses inspection interval change on E-190 poses no threat

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Embraer has released a statement stressing that an Airworthiness Directive issued by Brazilian authorities requiring an update to some structural inspection intervals for the Embraer E-190 "has no impact on the operational safety of the aircraft".

"The AD instructs a maintenance programme update and calls for a change in some structural inspection intervals, and is based on the Full Scale Fatigue Test Requirements for aircraft certification under the requirements of ANAC, US FAA, European EASA and Canadian TCCA," said Embraer. "No unscheduled structural inspection of the Embraer 190 is being requested in the AD."

Embraer opted to issue the statement after media reports surfaced referencing the Airworthiness Directive.