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July 20, 2024
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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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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.