AGING PLANES NEED WORK, STUDY FINDS

A government-industry task force on Monday recommended mandatory work to increase the safety of older DC-8, DC-9, and DC-10 jetliners, officials say. The group proposes parts replacement and other work on 1,500 McDonnell Douglas airliners. Its advice resembles recommendations already made by another task force for Boeing airliners, said government and industry officials.

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