On April 9, 2021, Boeing announced that it has recommended 16 operators of the Boeing 737 MAX to address a potential electrical system issue prior to operating the specific group of 737 MAX aircraft.
The American aircraft manufacturer said it was “closely” in contact with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the recommendations to the 16 Boeing 737 MAX operators about the potential electrical system concern.
“Boeing has recommended to 16 customers that they address a potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 MAX airplanes prior to further operations,” read the statement. “The recommendation is being made to allow for verification that a sufficient ground path exists for a component of the electrical power system.”
The potential safety concern of a specific group of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft comes after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ungrounded the aircraft on November 18, 2021. Additionally, Boeing did not disclose how many 737 MAX aircraft might be affected by the potential issue.
“Boeing notified the FAA late Thursday that it is recommending that operators of certain Boeing 737 MAX airplanes temporarily remove them from service to address a manufacturing issue that could affect the operation of a backup power control unit,” the FAA spokesperson told AeroTime News.