Boeing incidents: US air regulator scrutinizes United procedures

New reaction after the series of incidents that affected Boeing airplanes. The United States Civil Aviation Administration (FAA) will review United Airlines’ safety procedures, according to a letter sent by an airline vice president to staff.

“In the coming weeks, we will begin to see a greater presence of the FAA in our operations as they begin to review some of our work processes, manuals and facilities,” Sasha Johnson indicated in this letter that AFP was able to consult. , United Airlines vice president in charge of security.

“We have a strong safety culture at United. However, the number of security-related events in recent weeks has rightly made us pause and evaluate whether we can and should do something different,” he underlines.

“We have recently increased our engagement with the FAA and they have echoed these sentiments. “They agree that we must take a closer look at various areas of our operations to ensure that we are doing everything possible to promote and encourage compliance with safety standards,” explains the leader.

As part of this, “the FAA will also suspend various certification activities for a period of time,” he added. United Airlines owns the largest fleet of 737 MAX 9s, with 79 of these aircraft.

Cap holder that came loose in flight

“Last year there were several accidents between airplanes on the runways and the sector is absorbing a massive influx of new employees hired” after the pandemic, indicates the Wall Street Journal, which revealed the information.

“United, which last year became the largest US airline in terms of traffic, has attracted attention after a series of problems on flights,” the business newspaper states.

On January 5, a cabin door stop on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 flying from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California, came loose during the flight. United Airlines later reported poorly screwed bolts in the doors of its 737 MAX 9s.

VIDEO. Alaska Airlines plane door falls off in mid-flight

The company also said that it had discovered, during checks, “screws that needed to be tightened.”

In late February, United Airlines pilots reported that the rudder pedals on their 737 MAX were stuck after landing in Newark, New Jersey.

Other incidents have been reported, such as a missing panel on a plane or the loss of a wheel during takeoff.

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