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FAA inspectors at Boeing factories

Meanwhile, investigations continue into the explosion of the door on board an aircraft

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made public part of the contents of the hearing of the US Boeing Group regarding the safety of the production procedures of the 737 MAX aircraft. During the meeting it was established that 24 authority inspectors will check a factory in Renton and a plant in Wichita owned by Spirit AeroSystems, which makes the fuselages of these aircraft.

These are the latest developments from the incident of January 5th. That day, a plug door on the left side of a B-737 Max 9 aircraft (registration number N704AL), operated by the American company Alaska Airlines (flight AS1282), exploded in flight while it was at around 16,000 feet above sea level. altitude, forcing the commander to reverse course and make an emergency landing.

Boeing's CEO, Dave Calhoun, said yesterday that the Group is "taking immediate and comprehensive actions to strengthen quality within the company and within the supply chain". Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and FAA are investigating on the accident, to understand whether or not the fixing bolts of the panel (plug door) that exploded in flight were present.

On the same topic, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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