Boeing: the black streak continues for the aircraft manufacturer

Already under surveillance following a succession of problems occurring on its aircraft, Boeing is the subject of a new investigation.

Boeing: the black streak continues for the aircraft manufacturer

Already under surveillance following a succession of problems occurring on its aircraft, Boeing is the subject of a new investigation.

The scenario repeats itself. A new incident has occurred on a Boeing plane. The Air France plane connecting Los Angeles to Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport had to land in Montreal during the night from Thursday to Friday. An emergency landing due to "a burning smell on board". The 300 passengers on the flight had a big scare, forced to land in Montreal after a 5-hour flight. The cause of the alert has not been identified. Earlier in the week, Tuesday May 7, an Air France Boeing 787-900 had already had to make an emergency landing due to a hot smell detected on board. He was then diverted to Iqaluit, Canada. Both events come after a series of incidents. Eleven people were injured, four of them seriously, when a Boeing plane chartered by Air Senegal went off the runway during takeoff on Thursday, May 9.

The American civil aviation agency, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has decided to open an investigation to find out whether mandatory inspections have been carried out on certain long-haul 787 Dreamliners, one of the emblematic aircraft of the aircraft manufacturer. This investigation aims in particular to ensure that inspections concerning the joining of the wings to the fuselage on certain aircraft were carried out following the loss in flight, on January 5, of a cap holder by an Alaskan aircraft. Airlines. Indeed, the aircraft manufacturer must since “re-inspect all 787 aircraft still in production and must also develop a plan to care for the fleet in service,” specifies the FAA.

Four current or former employees of the aircraft manufacturer warned about the 737 Max, the 787 Dreamliner and the 777 in the wake of the door being torn off after the takeoff of an Alaska Airlines 737 Max. These four whistleblowers point to serious production problems on the three devices. They said this during a hearing before US senators in Washington. One of them describes, for example, manufacturing shortcuts on the 787 or even insufficient inspections which can reduce aircraft safety. Boeing has denied whistleblowers’ accusations of possible safety failures.

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