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Missing Nut in Bolt, Boeing Issues Worldwide Alert Advisory to Airlines

Boeing to Resell Some Max Jets Ordered by Chinese Airlines

The Federal Aviation Administration and aircraft manufacturer Boeing confirmed this week that they are requesting that airlines examine their 737 Max aircraft for a possible loose bolt in the rudder control system.

The targeted inspections will be “closely monitored,” according to the FAA. During routine maintenance, an international operator discovered a bolt that was missing a nut. As a result, the agency said on Thursday that Boeing had sent its inspection guidelines to airlines. Boeing also found an undelivered aircraft with an improperly tightened nut in a different instance.

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When a bolt with a missing nut was found by an international operator during routine maintenance, the Boeing aircraft problem was discovered. Boeing said on Friday that the problem with that specific aircraft has been fixed.

The aircraft manufacturer issued a statement saying, “We are recommending operators inspect their 737 MAX airplanes and inform us of any findings out of an abundance of caution.” “We will keep the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) updated on our progress, as we have already done.”

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Over 1,370 737 Max aircraft have been delivered by Boeing to operators worldwide, including three Indian airlines: Akasa, Air India Express, and SpiceJet. An Akasa Air representative stated that Boeing had notified them of the problem.

“Akasa will adhere to the same inspections and protocols that the manufacturer or regulatory body suggests, just like all other operators globally, and in compliance with our strictest safety standards. So far, there has been no impact on our operating fleet or deliveries, according to a statement.

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