The FAA announced on Wednesday that it has discovered a new flight risk for the Boeing 737 MAX fleet, which was involved in two fatal crashes over the past year and remains grounded.
According to a report by Reuters, the Federal Aviation Administration has discovered another issue with the Boeing 737 MAX fleet. Breitbart News reported in May that Boeing chose to offer a crucial warning light indicator as an optional add-on feature. Now, the FAA has discovered an additional issue through flight simulator testing, but have not disclosed specifics on the issue.
“On the most recent issue, the FAA’s process is designed to discover and highlight potential risks. The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate,” the FAA said in the statement. “The FAA will lift the aircraft’s prohibition order when we deem it is safe to do so.”
Before this setback, FAA officials had said that the 737 MAX fleet could be reapproved for commercial flight as early as June. Now, it is unclear when the fleet will return to the air.
Boeing claims that it is committed to fully complying with the FAA’s requirements before resubmitting the fleet for approval. “Boeing will not offer the 737 MAX for certification by the FAA until we have satisfied all requirements for certification of the MAX and its safe return to service,” Boeing said in an official document.
The new issue was allegedly discovered during a 737 MAX simulator test. FAA test pilots allegedly had trouble activating the stall-prevention system that was involved in the October 2018 and March 2019 737 MAX crashes.
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