US won’t rush clearance for grounded Boeing planes, prioritizing a thorough review

Airline regulators are taking a measured approach in evaluating the clearance of grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 planes following a mid-air blowout, as stated by the US government.

The seat next to the broken fuselage was reportedly empty.
The seat next to the broken fuselage was reportedly empty.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg emphasized the imperative for the aircraft to achieve a “100% safe” status, with no specified timeline for resuming flights.

Boeing’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, characterized the incident as a “quality escape,” indicating a failure in quality control.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded 171 Boeing jets on Saturday that shared the same panel as the one involved in the Alaska Airlines emergency landing on Friday, where an unused cabin door detached from a flight departing from Portland, Oregon, causing no injuries.

Buttigieg refrained from specifying the end of the suspension, stressing that safety is the sole consideration in the timeline.

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Alaska Airlines has canceled approximately 20% of its flights due to the grounding of 65 Max 9s, while United Airlines, the other US 737 MAX 9 operator with 79 planes out of action, anticipates “significant” cancellations following 167 flights being canceled on Wednesday.

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