The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has mandated enhanced safety equipment and emergency procedures to prevent dangerous pressurization problems on more than 700 older Boeing 737 aircraft. The FAA final rule, released on Friday, aims to help cockpit crews of aircraft operated by US carriers swiftly identify and react to in-flight malfunctions that can mean a loss of cabin pressure depriving pilots of oxygen. The directive appears to be the final step in implementing various lessons learned from the much-publicized 2005 crash of a Helios Airways Boeing 737 after its pilots passed out from lack of oxygen. The agency ordered installation
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