Boeing announced a new problem with the troubled 737 Max — this time, the issue is with its electrical system.” 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,” the company said.
Airlines need to verify that one of the components of the plane’s electrical system is sufficiently grounded, Boeing stated. The company said it is working with the US Federal Aviation Administration to address the problem.
All of the planes were grounded for 20 months worldwide from March 2019 through November of 2020 following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. Although the FAA has approved the fixes that Boeing made to the malfunctioning safety system blamed for the crashes, several other countries, including China, have yet to clear the plane to fly again.
The grounding cost Boeing more than $20 billion. Boeing (BA) did not identify which 16 airlines are affected by this alert, or how many of the planes are affected by the problem.