Boeing Implements Enhanced Quality Inspections for 737 MAX

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Boeing is conducting a thorough review of the 737 MAX following the latest crash involving the Alaska Airlines MAX 9. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Stan Deal announced the measurement in a statement. Letter to Boeing employees.

In response to this issue, Boeing will conduct additional quality checks on the 737 MAX, paying particular attention to door jams designed and installed by the supplier. local panel. broken open. A special Boeing team will be sent to Spirit AeroSystems to inspect and approve work on the doors before the fuselage is shipped to Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Washington state.

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A recent aviation incident in which a Boeing 737 Max 9 exploded after its doors were closed has caused concern among air passengers. Despite the dramatic nature of the incident, the news suggests that problems remain for the 737 MAX, which has faced significant problems since its launch six years ago. It is worth noting that the airline experienced two fatal accidents in 2018 and 2019, resulting in a total of 346 injuries.

Boeing to add further quality inspections for 737 MAX

Following this incident, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continued to ground 171 MAX 9 aircraft for indefinite security inspection. Boeing will inspect 40 planes before the FAA reviews the results and decides whether it is safe for the MAX 9 to continue flying.

In addition to the door inspection, Boeing will also inspect 50 other elements during the award process. Boeing and Spirit will allow airline customers to inspect 737 production facilities. Boeing is taking additional steps, including maintaining quality control systems for employees, independently reviewing the manufacturing process, and investing more in its quality office.

Alaska Airlines appreciates Boeing’s commitment to quality improvement and has had discussions with Boeing regarding Boeing’s leadership. While the FAA has not commented on Boeing’s actions, it is conducting an ongoing investigation and plans to increase oversight of MAX production.

Stan Diehl said Boeing’s actions outlined in the letter differ from the FAA’s plan to increase investigation and oversight. Before shipping new MAX 9s, Boeing will thoroughly review exit door closure in accordance with FAA regulations.

The FAA will examine Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 production lines and suppliers and is considering transferring some of the responsibility for certification of the plane to an independent agency. Recognizing the need for improvement, Boeing has increased the number of quality auditors by 20% since 2019 and plans to invest more in the operations department to meet its quality management system (QMS).

United Airlines and Alaska Airlines grounded all MAX 9 aircraft as of Tuesday, and United declined to comment on Boeing’s decision.