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US regulator keeps Boeing 737 Max 9 on ground, airlines still cancel flights – Liberation

US regulator keeps Boeing 737 Max 9 on ground, airlines still cancel flights – Liberation

The US aircraft manufacturer is still reeling from the crisis caused by the incident on the Alaska Airlines plane. The US Federal Civil Aviation Agency announced on Friday that it is awaiting a review of the data collected on the flights.

There is no end to the crisis for Boeing. The US Civil Aviation Regulatory Agency (FAA) announced on Friday that all 737 MAX 9 planes must be grounded until their manufacturer, Boeing Alaska Airlines, provides more information about the plane's mid-flight stall. “For the safety of American passengers, the FAA is grounding the Boeing 737-9 MAX until extensive inspections and maintenance are completed and data collected can be reviewed” The FAA said in a statement.

A door came loose from the cabin of a Boeing 737 MAX 9 during an Alaska Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon to Ontario, California on January 5, but the incident resulted in only minor injuries and the plane was able to land safely. Its original airport. The FAA has launched a safety investigation into the incident that led to the plane's long landings, the first major safety issue with Boeing since the 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019.

“We are working hard to ensure that nothing like this happens again. FAA Administrator Mike Whittaker said. Our only concern is the safety of American passengers and the Boeing 737-9 MAX will not return to the air until we are fully satisfied that it is safe. But the regulator confirmed it “Can't approve study and maintenance process until first round of 40 study data is reviewed,” But he said he had judged “encouraging” I feature “Detailed Instructions for Inspections and Maintenance by Boeing”.

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Hundreds of flights were cancelled

Earlier Friday, the FAA announced plans to increase oversight of Boeing manufacturing and production, including auditing the 737 MAX product line and suppliers. The regulator said Boeing is also exploring using an independent third party to oversee the tests. “It is time to rethink the delegation of power and assess the security risks associated with it.” Whittaker said. “The basis of the 737-9 and many other production-related issues identified in recent years requires that all options to mitigate risk be explored.” He declared.

Airlines, including United Airlines, America's largest Max 9 operator, have canceled hundreds of flights this week due to the unavailability of these planes. Alaska Airlines announced Friday that it was canceling all scheduled flights through Sunday and United announced Friday evening that it would cancel Max 9 flights through Tuesday and remove some flights in the following days.