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Old Jun 3, 19, 4:51 pm
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Angry Boeing, FAA Report 737 Aircraft May Have Faulty Parts on Wings

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https://www.usnews.com/news/national...parts-on-wings

Boeing announced that some of its 737 planes, including the 737 Max model that was involved in two deadly crashes, may have faulty parts on their wings.


In a press release Sunday, the aircraft manufacturer said that it was working with the Federal Aviation Administration to inform airlines of a faulty part. Boeing and the FAA are advising 737 operators to inspect the slat track assemblies on certain aircraft models.

Slat tracks are used to guide the slats, which are parts on an airplane's wing, according to the release. One lot of this part produced by a supplier was found "to have a potential nonconformance." Boeing has not been informed of any issues related to the potential defect and the FAA said it would not cause an aircraft to crash.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 6:55 am
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This sounds horrible, I'm not frequent flyer -general public.For the past year I've flown inside Europe 9 trips on Boeing 737-800.This news gives me good bumps.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 7:34 am
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Can you please quote the relevant text instead of just posting the link? Thanks!
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Old Jun 4, 19, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by Uzzar View Post
Can you please quote the relevant text instead of just posting the link? Thanks!
The title of the thread was pretty much it.

The first sentence is:
BOEING ANNOUNCED THAT some of its 737 planes, including the 737 Max model that was involved in two deadly crashes, may have faulty parts on their wings.
The aircraft manufacturer said that it was working with the Federal Aviation Administration to inform airlines of a faulty part. Boeing and the FAA are advising 737 operators to inspect the slat track assemblies on certain aircraft models.

Boeing has identified 21 737 NGs that are "most likely to have the parts in question," but are advising any airlines operating the model to inspect the aircraft.
The company identified 20 737 Max airplanes that also have the potentially defective slat tracks and asked operators to inspect an additional 159 737 Max planes "to ensure a thorough assessment."
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Old Jun 4, 19, 8:51 am
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It's just an Airworthiness Directive. Very common. Most likely, you have never been on commercial airliner that has not had an AD issued against it.
This one gives the airlines 10 days to do the inspection. The plane may continue flying until then.
The media in the USA, in need of advertising dollars, is naturally going to take anything 737 mechanical related and blow it out of proportion.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 12:18 pm
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If you bother to read the article it sounds like a very standard sort of maintenance guidance nothing to get in a lather over, but it's on a 737 so it's "News"
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