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FAA has issued the final AD to cargo operators to limit the payloads of 727s to 3,000 lb. per container or adhere to interim operational limits of 4,800 lb. until modifications to aircraft's underfloor are met. If strength-related modifications are not met within 28 months, payloads will be reduced to 3,000 lb. per container permanently. The AD will impact some 370 aircraft worldwide, 270 in the U.S. fleet. Compliance cost for the entire U. …

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