Jan 15, 2024

Boeing to increase quality inspections of 737 Max production

Boeing says there will be more quality inspections for its 737 Max aircraft after an unused door blew off an Alaska Airlines plane mid-flight. The Federal Aviation Administration also said it would conduct an audit of the plane's production line, adding it believed there were "Significant problems" with the 737 Max 9 jet as well as "Other manufacturing problems". Following the grounding of the planes, Mr Deal said Boeing had been working with the five airlines affected to "Bolster quality assurance and controls" in 737 production. The US aerospace giant has been struggling to restore confidence after crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving a different plane in the 737 Max group killed 346 people. Poor design of a piece of its flight control system was found to play a role in those crashes, and authorities grounded its popular 737 Max planes globally for more than 18 months.

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