New issue of Boeing 737 MAX to put some jets grounded

2021-04-10 01:42:31Xinhua Editor : Wang Fan ECNS App Download

Boeing announced on Friday that the company has recommended to 16 carriers that they address a potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 MAX airplanes before further operations.

The recommendation is made to allow for verification that a sufficient ground path exists for a component of the electrical power system, the announcement said.

Boeing is working closely with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on this production issue.

"We are also informing our customers of specific tail numbers affected and we will provide direction on appropriate corrective actions," the company said.

The FAA said Boeing had notified the agency late Thursday of its recommendation to temporarily remove some planes from service to address a manufacturing issue that could affect the operation of a backup power control unit.

U.S. airlines have temporarily grounded more than 60 Boeing 737 MAX jets as of Friday, CNBC reported.

Boeing's 737 MAX jets were grounded across the globe in March 2019, following more evidence indicated that its key flight control software played a part in two deadly air crashes in less than one year.

The FAA rescinded the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing 737 MAX on Nov. 18, 2020. On Dec. 2, the jet completed its first public flight after being grounded for 20 months.


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