The FAA has proposed a fine of $3.9 million on Boeing for this manufacturing defect Affecting 737 MAX and NG
Affecting over 300 Boeing 737 NG and MAX
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December 8, 2019 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Sunday issued a statement alerting airlines and international aviation regulators that certain wing parts on more than 300 Boeing 737s may have been improperly manufactured and must be replaced within 10 days.
Both older model 737 NGs and new 737 MAXs are affected and there appears to be no connection with the recent fatal MAX crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
The FAA said the parts in question are the slat track assemblies, used to guide the movable control surfaces on the leading edge of an airplane's wings that deploy during takeoff and landing.
Manufactured by a Boeing sub-tier supplier, a batch of up to 148 parts with specific lot numbers are affected, the FAA said.
Because the parts have been...
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