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FAA Orders Inspection of 2,600 Boeing 737 Aircraft Over Oxygen Mask Issues

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) demands an inspection of 2,600 Boeing 737 aircraft due to potential malfunction of passenger oxygen masks in emergencies.

On Monday, the FAA announced that it was requesting an inspection of 737 MAX and NG aircraft after receiving several reports of issues with the onboard oxygen masks becoming displaced and unable to provide additional oxygen to passengers during depressurization incidents.

According to the statement, a circular requesting visual inspections was issued to the airlines on June 17.

Moreover, the airlines are prohibited from installing potentially defective parts.

The FAA announced that the airworthiness directive for the 737 model takes immediate effect. Inspections and corrective actions, if needed, must be completed within 120 to 150 days.

Boeing must conduct a general visual inspection and, if necessary, replace oxygen masks, tie heat pads, and adjust their positions.

Daniel Kim
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