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US regulator looks into United procedures

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar24,2024

American regulator looks into United's procedures

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United Airlines planes, including a Boeing 737 MAX 9 model, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston ( Archive photo)

Agence France-Presse

The American Civil Aviation Agency (FAA) will review the safety procedures of United Airlines, particularly affected by incidents with Boeing planes, according to a letter sent by a vice-president of this company Over the next few weeks, we will begin to see a greater presence of the FAA in our operations as it will begin to review some of our work processes, manuals and facilities, indicated in this letter that AFP was able to consult Sasha Johnson, United Airlines vice president in charge of security.

We have a strong safety culture at United. Nonetheless, the number of security-related events in recent weeks have rightly caused us to pause and evaluate whether we can and should do anything differently.

A quote from Sasha Johnson , United Airlines vice president for security

We have recently increased our engagement with the FAA and they have echoed these sentiments. [Those responsible for this agency] agree that we need to take a closer look at several areas of our activities to ensure that we are doing everything possible to promote and encourage compliance with safety regulations, details the manager.

In this context, the FAA will also suspend various certification activities for a period of time, she added.

United Airlines owns the most large fleet of 737 MAX 9s with 79 of these aircraft.

Last year there were a number of accidents close together between planes on the runways and the sector absorbs a massive influx of new employees hired after the pandemic, indicates the Wall Street Journal, who revealed this information.

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United, which last year became the largest US airline in terms of traffic, attracted attention following a series of problems during flights, says the business daily.

On January 5, a door stopper from the cabin of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 flying from Portland, Oregon to Ontario ( California) broke away in flight. United Airlines subsequently reported poorly screwed bolts on the cap holders of its 737 MAX 9.

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An inspector observes where a panel was torn off a 737 MAX 9 of Alaska Airlines.

The company also said it had discovered, during checks, bolts that needed to be tightened.

In late February, United Airlines pilots reported that the rudder pedals of their 737 MAX remained stuck after landing in Newark, New Jersey.< /p>

Other incidents have been reported, including a missing panel on a plane and the loss of a wheel during takeoff.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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