News The FAA has amended its existing airworthiness directive, 2019-22-10, to expand the inspection of the pickle forks in older 737NG models to surrounding areas, as additional cracking has been found on inspected aircraft. This inspection requirement will expand...
News Radio Canada, the francophone network of CBC, aired a documentary Sunday on the 737 MAX that has brought up an additional potential problem with the jackscrew on the aircraft. These revelations will likely further complicate the return to service for the...
News The news for Boeing continues this morning. About 5% of the 737NG models tested have cracked pickle forks. Airlines are also moving airplanes and postponing 737MAX return schedules in the wake of regulatory uncertainty. The good news is that only 5% of the NG...
News The discovery of cracks in the pickle forks of some 737NG aircraft has raised major concerns. Cracks in a structural component designed to be safe for the life of the aircraft, or 90,000 cycles, is serious. Boeing, in modifying some older 737NGs for cargo...
Just when we thought the spate of Boeing 737 news last week was over, several new items broke over the weekend, none of them positive for Boeing. The saga is becoming tiresome. The MCAS on the MAX lacked the safeguards of the MCAS on the KC-46 Tanker. The story that...
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