The audit carried out by Boeing about its 737 MAX, at the request of the FAA, revealed a potential risk due to the proximity between two bundles of wires playing an important role in the control of aircraft tail.
The technical audit carried out by Boeing on the 737 MAX — requested by the FAA — revealed too close proximity between two bundles of wires which play an important role in the control of medium-haul aircraft tail. Proximity that could lead to a short circuit. To ensure that such a scenario is impossible, Boeing and the FAA are therefore working on a technical solution which does not necessarily involve design changes. The FAA says its services and Boeing “were analyzing certain findings from a recent review of the proposed modifications to the Boeing 737 MAX”. Adding it “ will ensure that all safety-related issues identified during this process are addressed before the aircraft is approved for return to passenger service”. Boeing says it “identified these issues as part of that rigorous process” and is working with the FAA to perform the appropriate analysis. Specifying: “It would be premature to speculate as to whether this analysis will lead to any design changes”. “Our highest priority is ensuring the 737 MAX meets all safety and regulatory requirements before it returns to service”, said the Boeing spokesman.