A potential new problem with the Boeing 737 MAX


Company requested «Boeing »Of 16 customers tackled a possible electrical problem on a batch of MAX 737 aircraft before being used again.

The company said, in a statement, that the potential problem, which was identified Friday, requires “verifying that there is sufficient ground path for one of the components of the electrical power system.” She explained that it “works closely” with the US Federal Aviation Authority.

The aviation giant succeeded in restarting the 737 MAX aircraft in late 2020 after the decision to prevent the MAX fleet from flying for 20 months following two major accidents.

At the end of last month, Boeing announced that it had received an order from the American Southwest Airlines to purchase 100 737 MAX aircraft, while the aviation sector was recovering from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 737 MAX was Boeing’s best-selling plane until the decision to ban it from flying in March 2019. In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, Boeing received 655 requests to cancel purchasing aircraft or transferring orders for the next year.

In February, Boeing saw more cancellations than new orders.

The plane resumed commercial flights in December 2020 by the Brazilian company GOAL, then in the United States and Canada.

The Boeing Group has experienced serious problems with its 737 MAX aircraft in recent years.

In March 2019, the decision to ban the use of these aircraft was issued after two accidents that left 346 people dead following the crash of a “Lion Air” plane in Indonesia in October 2018 (189 dead), and an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March 2019 in Ethiopia (157 dead).

In both incidents, the aircraft’s control system received false signals from one of the two facing angle probes in the plane, indicating that it was in a fall, which prompted the system to automatically place the plane in a landing state despite the pilots ’attempt to disable it.

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