Boeing Informed The FAA About A New Potential Vulnerability On The 737 MAX and NG
Boeing has discovered a new potential problem with critical wire bundles on the MAX. If they cause a short, it could be catastrophic
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The company and regulators are looking into everything from the wiring on the plane to its engines.
Even as Boeing inches closer to getting the 737 MAX back in the air, new problems with the plane are emerging that go beyond the software that played a role in two deadly crashes.
As part of the work to return the MAX to service, the company and regulators have scrutinized every aspect of the jet, uncovering new potential design flaws.
At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing conducted an internal audit in December to determine whether it had accurately assessed the dangers of key systems given new assumptions about how long it might take pilots to respond to emergencies, according to a senior engineer at Boeing and three people familiar with the matter.
Among the most pressing issues discovered were previously unreported concerns with the wiring that helps control the tail of the 737 MAX.
The company is looking at whether two bundles of critical wiring...
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