United Airlines Finds Loose Bolts on Boeing 737 MAX 9 Door Plugs

United Airlines Finds Loose Bolts on Boeing 737 MAX 9 Door Plugs
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United Airlines has found loose bolts on the door plugs of it’s Boeing 737 MAX 9, having confirmed a scoop from The Air Current on this.

United Airlines Finds Loose Bolts on Boeing 737 MAX 9 Door Plugs…


United Airlines Finds Loose Bolts on Boeing 737 MAX 9 Door Plugs
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In a statement released to the press, United Airlines confirmed such reporting by saying the following:

“We’re working to return our Boeing 737 MAX 9s to service in the days ahead. As of Monday, service on that aircraft remains suspended and we have cancelled 200 MAX 9 flights.”

“We expect significant cancellations on Tuesday as well. We have been able to operate some planned flights by switching to other aircraft types, avoiding about 30 cancellations each on Monday and Tuesday”.

“Since we began preliminary inspections on Saturday, we have found instances that appear to relate to installation issues in the door plug – for example, bolts that need additional tightening”.

“These findings will be remedied by our Tech Ops team to safely return the aircraft to service”.

Boeing Share Price Plummets Following 737 MAX 9 Woes
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From the close of market last Friday compared to reopening which took place today, Boeing shares have lost nearly 30 points off it’s value, equating to an 11% drop.

Boeing has in the meantime issued instructions on such inspections, with the hope that these aircraft will be back in service as soon as possible.

All eyes will be on how the next steps go for operators such as United Airlines, as well as whether any additional issues arise as a result of this.

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