Boeing is making a small but what it says “necessary design change” to the MAX 7 high-lift flap-slat electronics unit. In a petition for an exemption that was filed last week, the airframer asks the FAA for a temporary exemption from the 14 CFR regulations until March 1, 2027. Boeing asks exemption for MAX 7 design change.
In response to questions from AirInsight, a Boeing spokesperson says that “Boeing is requesting approval from the FAA to certify the 737-7 with updated Flap/Slat Electronics Units (FSEU) based on the component’s well-established safety record. Boeing has made minor software updates to the unit to simplify maintenance tasks for the 737-7. This change does not impact any in-flight functions.”
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