Debris found in fuel tanks of grounded Boeing 737 Max

posted on 19th February 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Debris found in fuel tanks of grounded Boeing 737 Max

Boeing’s 737 Max drama took a turn as it has been relieved that debris has been found in the fuel tanks of several new planes which were in storage, awaiting delivery to airlines.

Mark Jenks, the general manager of the 737 programme said: “During these challenging times, our customers and the flying public are counting on us to do our best work each and every day,”

It comes as the 737 Max remains grounded after two fatal crashes, the second led to the grounding of the model’s entire global fleet

The US planemaker built around 400 Max jets before it temporarily halted production in December. Some of them are currently stored in car parks.

Foreign Object Debris is a technical term that covers any substance, debris or article that isn’t part of a plane which would potentially cause damage.

A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it was prioritising safety and is “following a thorough, deliberate process to verify that all proposed modifications to the Boeing 737 MAX meet the highest certification standards”.