New safety concerns over Boeing 737 Max systems: report

New safety concerns over Boeing 737 Max systems: report

Boeing is contemplating taking action after an internal audit revealed concerns about wiring in the tail of the 737 Max 8, which has been grounded for months following two deadly crashes, according to a report on Sunday.

Boeing conducted the audit in December at the behest of the Federal Aviation AdministrationThe New York Times reported.

“The FAA and Boeing are analyzing certain findings from a recent review of the proposed modifications to the Boeing 737 MAX,” the FAA told FOX Business in a statement. “As part of its continuing oversight, the agency will ensure that all safety related issues identified during this process are addressed before the aircraft is approved for return to passenger service. Our first priority is safety, and we have set no timeframe for when the work will be completed.”

The wiring issue could cause a short circuit that could lead to a crash but would not be too complicated to fix, according to The Times.

The problem could also be present in the 737 NG, which has approximately 6,800 aircraft in service, reported The Times.

A Boeing spokesperson told FOX Business that “it would be premature to speculate as to whether this analysis will lead to any design changes.”

“Our highest priority is ensuring the 737 MAX meets all safety and regulatory requirements before it returns to service,” the spokesperson said. “We are working closely with the FAA and other regulators on a robust and thorough certification process to ensure a safe and compliant design. We identified this issue as part of that rigorous process, and we are working with the FAA to perform the appropriate analysis.”

Source: Fox Business

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