FAA Orders Grounding of 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 Aircraft

FAA Orders Grounding of 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 Aircraft
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In the last few moments, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered the temporary grounding of 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft operated by U.S airlines or in U.S territory.

This comes following the overnight incident from Alaska Airlines where a door separated from the fuselage of the aircraft.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

FAA Orders Grounding of 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 Aircraft…


FAA Orders Grounding of 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9 Aircraft
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The statement from the FAA reads:

“The FAA will order the temporary grounding of certain Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft operated by U.S airlines or in U.S territory”.

“The Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) that will be issued shortly will require operators to inspect aircraft before further flight that do not meet the inspection cycles specified in the EAD”.

“The required inspections will take around four to eight hours per aircraft. The EAD will affect approximately 171 airplanes worldwide”.

This is yet another revelation that has occurred as a result of the overnight Alaska Airlines incident involving the variant of the MAX aircraft.

All eyes will be on the overall Boeing response from this moving forward, and could hinder delivery timetables moving forward whilst the issue is addressed.

This remains a developing story. More to follow in due course.

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