Boeing 737 MAX Cleared for Inspection: United Airlines to Resume Service/Reuters
Boeing 737 MAX Cleared for Inspection: United Airlines to Resume Service
U.S. regulators have given the green light to a detailed inspection framework, marking a significant step towards returning Boeing 737 MAX planes to service. Following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement of inspection protocols for the Boeing 737 MAX 9, United Airlines revealed plans to resume service starting Sunday. The inspection process involves a thorough examination of specific bolts, fittings, and detailed visual inspections to ensure compliance with the original design for safe operations.
Safety First: United Airlines’ Commitment to Thorough Inspection
United Airlines emphasized their commitment to safety, stating that each Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft would only return to service after completing the comprehensive inspection process. The move comes after 171 MAX 9 planes were grounded following an emergency landing incident on an Alaska Airlines plane earlier this month. The incident involved a blowout of a fuselage panel, prompting safety concerns and necessitating the inspection and grounding of affected aircraft.