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FAA: Some Boeing 737s Have Faulty Parts on Wings

FAA: Some Boeing 737s Have Faulty Parts on Wings
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By    |   Sunday, 02 June 2019 07:28 PM

Boeing Co.'s 737 MAX aircraft may have faulty parts on its wings that could fail prematurely or crack, damaging an aircraft while in flight, the company said Sunday, per CNN.

The 737 MAX was grounded globally in March after a crash in Ethiopia killed all 157 people on board, the model’s second deadly crash in five months, and is unlikely to return to service before August as the company works to repair its issues.

Boeing said it is working with the Federal Aviation Administration in reaching out to airlines that fly the 737 planes, advising them to repair their slat track assemblies on MAX and NG aircraft.

The FAA said more than 300 of the MAX airplanes and an older model 737 may contain improperly manufactured parts.

"The affected parts may be susceptible to premature failure or cracks resulting from the improper manufacturing process,” the FAA said in a statement. “Although a complete failure of a leading-edge slat track would not result in the loss of the aircraft, a risk remains that a failed part could lead to aircraft damage in flight."

Slats are panels that extend along the front of the wing during takeoffs and landings to provide additional lift. The tracks guide the slats and are built into the wing.

None of Boeing’s other jets have crashed, and airlines have only reported problems with the 737 MAX.

Per CNN, the FAA said a part failure would not bring a plane down.

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