Boeing’s 737 MAX series is a long way off, and Boeing’s troubles have not stopped. According to Reuters, 31 local time, Qantas in the aircraft inspection, found that a plane’s parts were cracked, and the discovery of the crack of the aircraft, is the recent controversial Boeing 737 series of aircraft, this time the problem is 737 NG.
There’s something wrong with Boeing! THE CEO HAS JUST BEEN THE U.S. CONGRESSMAN ANGRY, THE NEXT DAY TWO 737S ARE NOW CRACKED! Is the $30 million annual salary guaranteed?
Qantas finds cracks in parts of Boeing 737NG
Qantas confirmed that during maintenance checks, the airline found a crack in the part of a Boeing 737NG aircraft that appeared on a so-called “fork” that connected the plane’s fuselage or body to the wing structure.
On the same day, the Australian Chartered Aircraft Engineers Association said it had found another Boeing 737 with a broken main wing structure and urged Qantas to ground all of its Boeing 737s.
Qantas has now grounded and repaired two of its remaining Boeing 737s, as well as checking for structural cracks. But Qantas insisted the cracks would not immediately compromise the safety of the aircraft and refused to ground all Boeing 737s.
It is reported that the Boeing 737NG is the 3rd generation of the 737 series aircraft, and just this month, the FAA issued airworthiness directives, requiring all airlines to fly more than 30,000 times boeing 737NG aircraft, whether there are cracks in the inspection, and require the number of flight take-off and landing to reach 22,600 to 29 999 aircraft, checked every 1,000 cycles.
Qantas fleet safety captain Debbie Slade: As a precaution, we will check the aircraft and the inspection will be completed on the morning of November 1, from which we will know if the aircraft will be affected and, if any, we will ground all Boeing aircraft.
Boeing 737NG aircraft global inspection 50 have cracks
On October 31st, local time, Boeing announced that, after worldwide inspections, about 1,000 aircraft worldwide have “reached the inspection threshold” so far, of which nearly 5 percent, or about 50 Boeing 737NG aircraft, have cracks, and these cracks are now grounded. Repairs are required.
The Boeing 737NG is the third generation of the 737 series. Previously, a small number of the aircraft was found to have structural cracks. Boeing has reported problems with one of the aircraft’s components that help the wing connect to the fuselage. U.S. regulators then asked U.S. carriers to inspect some Boeing 737 NG series aircraft.
Boeing CEO Milenberg grilled by U.S. House of Representatives
Boeing CEO Dennis Millenberg attends a hearing of the U.S. House Of Iterwithe Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday, local time. At the hearing, Mr. Millenberg again faced fierce criticism from the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee disclosed at a hearing that showed that as early as 2015, a Boeing engineer raised concerns about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX system. In response, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee criticized Boeing’s “lack of honesty” with the development of jetliners and questioned why boeing approved the “mobility enhancement system” that led to the two crashes.
At the same day’s hearing, Rep. Michael Cohen asked Mr. Milenberg if he had taken a pay cut in the two crashes, and Mr. Millenberg’s subsequent response drew fierce criticism.
U.S. Rep. Cohen: I’d like to ask Mr. Millenberg, you said you’re in charge. Do you now work for Boeing for free? Until you can solve these problems.
Boeing CEO: Mr. Congressman, the amount of money I make has nothing to do with this.
U.S. Rep. Cohn: Did you give up your salary?
Boeing CEO: Mr. Congressman, the company’s board of directors has a full report on the matter.
Clearly, that’s not what Rep. Cohn wants. He then excitedly criticized Mr. Millenberg, saying he did not want to be held responsible for the passengers killed.
U.S. Rep. Cohn: So your salary isn’t much, and after two terrible accidents in a row, you’re still working, making $30 million a year. Those two accidents, so many people’s relatives disappeared, lost their lives, and you did not earn little.
Boeing CEO: Mr. Congressman, the board of directors of the company will make these decisions.
U.S. Rep. Cohn: That’s your responsibility. You’re saying the board has a responsibility.
Boeing CEO: Mr. Congressman, I have a responsibility.