Boeing is set to resume deliveries of 737 Max planes after federal officials approved electrical issue fix while US airlines start repairs on jets grounded.
Repairs for the manufacturing flaw were approved by The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA grounded more than 100 planes in service last month.
Max aircraft deliveries had been paused by Boeing that it had already produced to rectify the issue that was hindering the company to generate needed money.
The Max planes had been grounded worldwide for 20 months until last November after two fatal crashes. The electrical problem is unrelated to issues that prompted the grounding between March 2019 and November 2020 after the crashes.
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American Airlines started repairs and expects it’s 18 aircraft to be in service in the next few days, whereas, Southwest Airlines said that it will take about three weeks to complete the compliance work.
The Chicago based United Airlines has also begun repairs on its affected 17 Max jets and are expected to resume service in the coming days.
And out of a total of 64 Max aircraft of Dallas based Southwest, 32 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes were grounded last month.
On April 29th, The FAA said that it is investigating how the electrical problem occurred. Officials said the manufacturing flaw, which arose after a design change in 2019, led to insufficient electrical grounding in some cockpit areas, which could ultimately affect systems such as engine ice protection, if not addressed
Boeing’s process for minor design changes is being audited by FAA.