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Posted on 11th May 2021
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As reported here by the BBC, Boeing is again under the spotlight for safety issues with their Boeing 737 Max planes.
This time it is an electrical problem, with potential effects on many systems. What is even more of concern is that there is a suggestion that this issue may have been involved in the failed sensors used by the AOA (Angle of Attack) system which caused the crashes of 737 Max planes.
As a result of the discovery of this latest problem, more than 100 Boeing 737 Max aircraft were grounded in April, and deliveries of new aircraft were stopped.
Boeing deemed that the change to manufacturing methods that led to the electrical faults was a "very minor change, so it was not notified to regulators". Again, this is not only a failure by Boeing, but also by the FAA.
Neither Boeing nor the FAA can be trusted to ensure the safety of air travellers.