Shocking! Debris found in fuel tanks of Boeing’s undelivered 737 Max jets

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Published: February 19, 2020 8:36:16 AM

Due to the halt in service, the company has stopped delivering the jets and temporarily ceased production.

Boeing, 737 Max jets, Foreign Object Debris, Mark Jenks, latest news on boeing, 737 MAX airplanesThe 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 following two crashes that claimed 346 lives. (Reuters photo)

Boeing has vowed to tighten controls after potentially dangerous debris was found in fuel tanks of undelivered 737 MAX aircraft, a plane that has been grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes.
Due to the halt in service, the company has stopped delivering the jets and temporarily ceased production.

After repeatedly missing its goals for resuming flights last year, Boeing has targeted a mid-2020 return for the plane. “While conducting maintenance we discovered Foreign Object Debris (FOD) in undelivered 737 MAX airplanes currently in storage,” a company spokesman told AFP on Tuesday.
“That finding led to a robust internal investigation and immediate corrective actions in our production system.” A message to staff from vice president Mark Jenks said debris was found in several planes in storage.

No further details were given about the debris material, which Bloomberg News said could have been tools or rags left by workers. About 400 aircraft must now be inspected. The 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 following two crashes that claimed 346 lives.

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