A Boeing 737 taxis on the runway at Zurich Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration says there's a new problem with some of Boeing's 737 commercial jets. More than 300 of the planes, including some of the grounded Max versions of the jets, may have faulty parts on their wings, reports David Schaper for NPR.
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The Intelligent Aerospace take:
June 3-Boeing and the FAA report that slats on leading edge of the wing may develop premature cracks. The good news is that a complete failure would not result in the loss of the aircraft, but could possibly damage it. Boeing noted that it has identified the faulty part in 21 next-generation 737s and 20 of their 737 MAX line and will inspect another 271 jets. The defect is not related to the MCAS system, which has grounded all of the MAX jets pending an approved software fix.
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