Boeing orders 2,612 aircraft to be checked for oxygen masks | International | News

Boeing orders 2,612 aircraft to be checked for oxygen masks | International | News
Boeing orders 2,612 aircraft to be checked for oxygen masks | International | News

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered a recall of 2,612 Boeing aircraft in the US to ensure that passengers’ oxygen masks work in an emergency.

The order affects the 737-8, 9, 8200, 700, 800 and 900ER series of aircraft, according to a statement from the federal agency responsible for ensuring air transportation safety.

The FAA said airlines operating these aircraft must ensure that the planes’ oxygen generators “are in the proper position” and correct any problems they may encounter.

A man was trapped in the overhead compartment of a Boeing 787 aircraft after severe turbulence

Inspections and repairs must be carried out within a maximum period of 120 or 150 days, depending on the configuration of the aircraft.

The FAA order comes hours after Boeing agreed to plead guilty to deceiving the agency before the company’s 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia in 2018 and 2019, resulting in design flaws in its aircraft. The two accidents killed 346 people.

The agreement means Boeing will avoid going to trial in exchange for pleading guilty to fraud in the certification of the planes, paying a fine of $244 million and investing $455 million in safety improvement programs.

The families of those killed in the two accidents were demanding $24.8 billion in compensation and fines from Boeing. (I)

 
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