The aviation giant Boeing has again problems with a major aircraft model. The US Supervision FAA on Wednesday condemned some airlines to check their Boeing 737 NG jets for cracks within seven days. The manufacturer had discovered the problem itself and informed the authority about it.
Boeing said in an opinion to actively support its customers in the investigations: "Safety and quality are our top priority." The 737 NG is the predecessor model of the misfortune 737 Max, which was in mid-March after two crashes with a total of 346 dead almost worldwide with start bans.
According to a newspaper report, Boeing is also confronted with an ethical complaint from a senior engineer about risks on the 737 Max Crisis Jet. The employee accuses the US aviation company to have omitted a certain security system in the development of the aircraft for reasons of cost, wrote the "New York Times" on Wednesday. The newspaper's ethics complaint was filed after the 737 Max crashes.
Boeing does not comment
A Boeing spokesman said on demand that the Group in principle does not comment on such internal processes. Boeing is after the crash massive criticism and suspected, the 737 Max in the fierce competition with the European arch rival Airbus rushed to the market and have ignored security risks. The Group rejects this.
However, US authorities are investigating whether everything was right when it came to approving Boeing's best-selling aircraft model. According to a source quoted by the New York Times, the aircraft manufacturer also submitted the ethics complaint to the US Department of Justice as part of a criminal investigation. A spokesman for the ministry did not want to comment.