BOEING PRODUCTION ISSUE PROMPTS AIRLINES TO PULL SOME 737 MAX JETS FROM SERVICE
US airlines temporarily grounded more than 60 Boeing 737 MAX jets on Friday 9 April after the US plane maker asked 16 carriers who operate the jet to address an electrical power system issue in the aircraft.
The FAA said Boeing had notified the agency late Thursday of its recommendation to temporarily remove some planes from service to address a manufacturing issue that could affect the operation of a backup power control unit. The FAA added it is in contact with the airlines and the manufacturer and will ensure the issue is addressed. The 737 MAX returned to service in November after a 20-month safety ban triggered by two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. The plane has continued to face careful scrutiny since it resumed flights.