The Boeing aircraft that were decommissioned after a high-profile incident 737 Max 9 will soon be allowed to take to the air again. The US Federal Aviation Administration approved the procedure for the inspections of the machines it ordered. According to the airlines concerned, such a test takes several hours per aircraft. Alaska Airlines wants to include the first inspected aircraft back in its flight schedule on Friday, United Airlines is planning to use them on Sunday.
With an almost new Boeing 737 Max 9 A part of the fuselage of Alaska Airlines with more than 170 people on board broke off shortly after take-off during climb on January 5th. Some machines of the type with more seats have a door in this place. The affected variant of the 737 Max 9 but instead has a cover that closes the opening. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other authorities ordered all approximately 170 similar aircraft of the type to be grounded for investigation.
No one was seriously injured in the incident – however, by a lucky coincidence, the two seats directly at the opening remained empty. The FAA now specifically instructed fasteners to be inspected and tightened if necessary. Alaska and United Airlines had also discovered loose fasteners at this point on other aircraft of the type.
Airlines from the EU do not have any aircraft of the affected model. The incident now has greater consequences for Boeing. The FAA announced that it will not expand production of all models for the time being 737 Max will approve. Boeing's quality control problems are “unacceptable,” emphasized Michael Whitaker, head of the agency. Now the FAA wants to stop production of the 737 Max examine thoroughly.