October 27, 2021

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Boeing | The power problem in the 737 MAX is much broader than initially noted

Boeing |  The power problem in the 737 MAX is much broader than initially noted

(New York) The “potential power problem” that Boeing has asked some of its customers to refrain from using certain devices will affect more parts of the cockpit than previously noted, the Wall Street Journal said Friday.


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The American aircraft manufacturer on April 9 asked the 16 companies running the 737 MAX not to fly, a time that allowed the issue to be verified at the power supply system level, found in the “construction” of a device.

This problem “comes from the use of paint coating, which can interfere with earthing paths”, which makes it possible to avoid overload when the device is properly insulated in the electrical circuit, the newspaper said. To the point.

Without confirming the information of Wall Street Journal, Boeing told AFP on Friday that it was working with its customers on new instructions, which will be submitted to the U.S. Aviation Authority for approval.

The idea is to add the group without giving more details, as the grounding in the cockpit of the affected aircraft is adequate.

The number of affected devices, as well as user identities were not specified.

U.S. officials cleared the 737 MAX back in late November after twenty months of no movement on Earth after two fatal accidents.