FAA approves Boeing 737 MAX wiring issues fix

Airframer sent service bulletins to the airlines of the 106 jets involved with instructions on correction procedures

The FAA approved the solutions proposed by Boeing for the electrical issue in part of the 737 MAX produced. The US regulator is reported to have already notified operators of aircraft affected by the wiring failure and which had to be grounded.

The issue affects 106 jets from 18 airlines, including the US top 3 carriers, American Airlines, United and Southwest, which own most of the affected planes.

The problem, which affects sections on the flight deck, would be easy to fix, which could allow planes to return to service soon. According to the Boeing CEO David Calhoun, it will take three to four days to make the changes approved by the FAA.

Because of this new issue, airframer has suspended deliveries of the 737 MAX again. In April, only four aircraft (one for Air Lease Corporation and three for Southwest) were delivered, compared to the 19 units sent to customers in March.

Another aircraft affected by issues, the 787 had nine planes delivered last month, accounting for more than half of Boeing’s deliveries.

The US planemaker also registered 20 new orders for the 737 MAX in addition to five 777F freighters.


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