Boeing: FAA has approved 737 MAX electrical fix
Boeing gained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for a "fix" to an electrical issue that sidelined roughly 100 of its 737 MAX planes worldwide, Reuters first reported Wednesday night.
Why it matters: Wednesday's approval paves the way for a swift return of the flights that were removed from service early last month.
- The aircraft manufacturer has been hit by production and design problems over the 737 MAX jets, most notably two fatal plane crashes that prompted the grounding of all MAXs for more than a year.
What they're saying: "After gaining final approvals from the FAA, we have issued service bulletins for the affected fleet," Boeing said in an emailed statement.
- "We'll continue to stay close to our customers as they complete the work to return their airplanes to service. We are also completing the work as we prepare to resume deliveries."
- The FAA did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment. But FAA administrator Steve Dickson told the U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing transportation earlier Wednesday the issue was a "pretty straightforward fix," according to Reuters.
"It is performing as well or better overall than any other airplane out there in the aviation system right now."— Dickson