Boeing 737 Max 9 United Airlines find loose hardware in jet inspections BBC.com
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- The FAA said all 737 Max 9 aircraft would remain grounded until operators "complete enhanced inspections which include both left and right cabin door exit plugs, door components, and fasteners"..
- Alaska Airlines said in its most recent statement: "While we await the airworthiness directive (AD) inspection criteria from the FAA and Boeing, our maintenance teams are prepared and ready to perform the required inspections of the mid exit door plugs on our 737-9 Max fleet..
- "When we are able to proceed with the formal inspection process, all aircraft will be thoroughly inspected in accordance with detailed instructions provided by the FAA in consultation with Boeing," it said..
- Earlier, the FAA said it had provided a checklist for operators to adhere to during inspections..
- "Boeing said in a statement: "Safety is our top priority and we deeply regret the impact this event has had on our customers and their passengers.".
- The formal inspections will also require documenting all findings and those will be reported to the FAA..
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