400 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to be tested in the USA after detection of foreign objects in tanks


In the American media appeared materials on a large-scale audit by representatives of the Boeing Corporation aircraft fleet. The check is related to a problem that concerns the Boeing 737 MAX passenger airliners.


It turns out that four hundred aircraft produced by the corporation, which are already associated with a grandiose scandal in the US aircraft industry, will be checked.

The check is due to the fact that foreign objects were found in the fuel tanks of several airliners at once. We are talking about airplanes that have not yet had time to send to the customer in the framework of previously concluded contracts. What foreign objects are we talking about?

It turned out that fragments of rags and even parts of assembly tools were found in the fuel tanks of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

The head of the 737 MAX program, Mark Jenks, issued a special circular in which he called for a thorough inspection of all aircraft. The circular indicates high reputation risks associated with the "occurrence of an unacceptable situation."

American experts will try to find out why the rags and fragments of factory tools remained in the aircraft tanks. An additional question at Boeing is related to why such a problem manifested itself not in one case, but on several aircraft at once, and why did it manifest itself at all?

At the same time, the Boeing Corporation’s marketing and management system states that “verification will not lead to a delay in the return of aircraft to operation”.
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  1. Operator 19 February 2020 11: 14 New
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    Airbus strikes back laughing
    1. bessmertniy 19 February 2020 11: 39 New
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      To each "Boeing" - pass the bacalysis! am
      1. St Petrov 19 February 2020 12: 01 New
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        US GDP lost 0,5% due to this topic with Boeing - and as I understand it, this is far from the end.

  2. Kerensky 19 February 2020 11: 16 New
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    "You underpay me - I dislike your children .." (C)
    Normal sabotage.
  3. rich 19 February 2020 11: 16 New
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    IMHO, a rag in the tanks is just an excuse, the real reason is something else
    1. bessmertniy 19 February 2020 11: 38 New
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      Ordinary negligence, when repairmen or service personnel throw junk anywhere. negative
      1. BARKAS 19 February 2020 12: 16 New
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        Somehow, they didn’t find an empty bottle from under the “wheat” now they would be looking for the GRU track.
        1. knn54 19 February 2020 14: 31 New
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          And it's strange that they did not find condoms
          It's been ... years. The news of the day, in a landfill, in a pile of rags and debris found ... "Boeing".
          But seriously, the result of the action of "effective managers". Reduced workers, moved production. We selected those who are "cheaper", etc.
      2. orionvitt 19 February 2020 12: 49 New
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        Where is their vaunted production culture? Or immigrants from Latin America are already recruiting, according to the announcement. laughing
      3. Alexey RA 19 February 2020 15: 25 New
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        Quote: bessmertniy
        The check is due to the fact that foreign objects were found in the fuel tanks of several airliners at once. We are talking about aircraft that have not yet had time to send to the customer in the framework of previously concluded contracts.

        What are the repairmen? These are new planes that did not even have time to leave the factory.
        The check is due to the fact that foreign objects were found in the fuel tanks of several airliners at once. We are talking about aircraft that have not yet had time to send to the customer in the framework of previously concluded contracts.

        They have something - there are no tools in the aircraft factories: didn’t pass the complete box - look until you find it?
        A similar case in the Air Force ends with this:
        1. iouris 19 February 2020 15: 37 New
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          In 1981, during the West-81 exercises at the Zoknyay airfield (Šiauliai, Lit. SSR), the MiG-23ml crashed for a similar reason when the Air Force special detachment (Kubinka) returned from Sweden. The pilot catapulted over the short-range drive after the engine speed “hovered”. The reason is the “chips” in the fuel tank. In Sweden, during a demonstration for a similar reason, this plane landed before the runway. The hero of the social labor of the manufacturer (the "Banner of Labor" plant) was found guilty. I wonder if there are heroes of labor on a Boeing?
          1. Alexey RA 19 February 2020 16: 06 New
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            Quote: iouris
            I wonder if there are heroes of labor on a Boeing?

            To paraphrase the classics:
            - Have you had labor heroes at the factory?
            - N-no ...
            - They will!
    2. Gray brother 19 February 2020 13: 57 New
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      Quote: Rich
      IMHO, a rag in the tanks is just an excuse, the real reason is something else

      I agree with you, it seems like a massive recall under the pretext of security concerns.
      There are enough jambs there, on Boeing, and so on, everyone is showing their finger, a new jamb may turn out to be a straw that has broken the back of a camel.
  4. Livonetc 19 February 2020 11: 18 New
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    The plane is very beautiful.
    And the items left.
    Criminal Negligence as it is.
    Even surgeons set aside an operation like this in the cavities of the operated.
    1. iouris 19 February 2020 17: 37 New
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      Left objects are obviously no less beautiful.
  5. Piramidon 19 February 2020 11: 18 New
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    It turned out that fragments of rags and even parts of assembly tools were found in the fuel tanks of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

    Familiar situation. They even found slippers. True, not in a Boeing, but in the Tu-95
    1. Vyacheslav Viktorovich 19 February 2020 12: 17 New
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      And missiles also fall because of this.

      The reason for the recall on the VMZ 11D55 engines (RD-0110) was rocket accident Soyuz-U December 1, 2016, as a result of which the Progress MS-04 spacecraft with cargoes for the ISS crew was lost. As reported by Roskosmos, the most likely cause of the accident, established by the State Commission, is the opening of the third-stage tank of Soyuz-U due to foreign particles when assembling the oxidizer into the pump.
  6. rocket757 19 February 2020 11: 23 New
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    The American is all the best ... the "postulate" is being questioned and it is no accident!
  7. rotmistr60 19 February 2020 11: 24 New
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    fragments of rags and even parts of assembly tools were found in the fuel tanks of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
    I doubt that this can be attributed to negligence, because in several planes and not single fragments. But that in reality it will be necessary to understand the Boeing and draw conclusions. The lives of passengers were compromised, and this is serious.
    1. bessmertniy 19 February 2020 11: 43 New
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      Do you hint - wrecking? belay Can not be! Boeings are very good aircraft. They are even chosen by terrorists for their attacks when they want to tear down the skyscrapers of infidels.
    2. Kurare 19 February 2020 12: 09 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      I doubt that this can be attributed to negligence, because in several planes and not single fragments.

      So someone needs to be made extreme. And since Russia is again going to intervene in the elections, it is possible to hang problems with the Boeing on it. (end to sarcasm)

      It seems that Boeing has had critical system problems. If you believe the information about how planes are designed and built there (engineers in one article were generally called clowns), then they urgently need to do something.
      1. voyaka uh 19 February 2020 12: 47 New
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        The company has become too big. And poorly managed. It is time to divide it into "daughters." Each with its own leadership. And "daughters" to withdraw from Boeing shares and sell to private owners.
        Then the quality will improve.
        1. Kurare 19 February 2020 12: 57 New
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          It is time to divide it into "daughters."

          When dividing a company, one has to reckon with the fact that the cost of production rises, since each subsidiary must earn and has its own margin. In addition, there are additional costs for management structures.

          Those. I do not quite agree with you. Boeing has enough subcontractors not to burst from overgrowth. Just because of the very strong protectionism on the part of the US government plus quite serious help in unfair competition (example: a tender for the supply of refueling tanks in the US Air Force), Boeing lost his grip and imagined himself omnipotent. IMHO hi
          1. voyaka uh 19 February 2020 13: 03 New
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            It must be divided into three firms: military, civil aviation, space.
            1. Kurare 19 February 2020 13: 05 New
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              If you only meant such a division - then yes, I agree.
            2. Piramidon 19 February 2020 14: 02 New
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              Quote: voyaka uh
              It must be divided into three firms: military, civil aviation, space.

              If you do not engage in the selection and training of personnel, it will be, as in Krylov’s fable -
              "And you, friends, no matter how you sit down,
              All the musicians are not fit "
              They will pick up all the husk from semi-literate migrants, teach one nut to tighten for half a ton of bucks a month and that's it. Saving is not good.
              1. voyaka uh 19 February 2020 14: 10 New
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                "They will pick up all the husk from semi-literate migrants" ////
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                Not this...
                There the problem is the opposite - long-term workers. Therefore, they were entrusted with "self-control" of quality ... and paid. Laziness and quickie began.
                And at the macro level: before Boeing and at the design level, external controllers checked. A few years ago, the Boeing leadership achieved the cancellation of this. Like: "we have thousands of airliners flying, there are no accidents. We are checking ourselves ..."
                1. Alexey RA 19 February 2020 15: 32 New
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                  Quote: voyaka uh
                  There the problem is the opposite - long-term workers. Therefore, they were entrusted with "self-control" of quality ... and paid. Laziness and quickie began.

                  Hehehehe ... I remembered the experiment described in the ZVO in the US Air Force in the 80s of the last century. Two of the same type of aircraft were given to two teams of technicians. One brigade of senior staff was allowed to work how are you used to. Another, from beginners, was ordered to work strictly according to instructions and technical maps. The result was ... unexpected. Beginners checked the plane faster and left behind fewer undetected problems (especially critical ones). smile
            3. iouris 19 February 2020 17: 39 New
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              Recommend how to divide one big country?
    3. orionvitt 19 February 2020 12: 51 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      I doubt that this can be attributed to negligence,

      Fencing Boeing? In my opinion, just a decline in the culture of production, as I wrote above.
    4. Piramidon 19 February 2020 13: 48 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      I doubt that this can be attributed to negligence, because in several planes and not single fragments.

      If the same gouging worked on the assembly of the tanks of several aircraft, then it is quite possible. I think if the company calculates it, it will not seem enough. When we found the slippers in the tank, we calculated the figure who left him when repairing the aircraft at the Nikolaev ARP. Kick in the ass without severance pay.
  8. 933454818 19 February 2020 11: 38 New
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    If Mexicans and Pakistanis began to work on the assembly, then they may still not find it ...
    1. g1washntwn 19 February 2020 11: 52 New
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      Are you hinting that at some Boeing plant, the entire employee was lost and not only his rags?
      1. Alexey RA 19 February 2020 15: 34 New
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        Quote: g1washntwn
        Are you hinting that at some Boeing plant, the entire employee was lost and not only his rags?

        - We need to deal with Comrade Ghazaryan. Urgent, one foot here, the other there.
        - So already done! One of Kazaryan’s legs here is another in Chicago. And the head in general ... in Philadelphia.
        © On Deribasovskaya the weather is nice ...
  9. Narak-zempo 19 February 2020 11: 57 New
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    It's only the beginning laughing
    And not FIG was the "Union" to hole!
  10. Pavel57 19 February 2020 12: 08 New
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    What is good for Boeing is good for America, and vice versa.
  11. pexotinec 19 February 2020 12: 12 New
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    This is karma for the fact that Sukhoi sj 100 was not allowed to turn around.
  12. Lamata 19 February 2020 12: 17 New
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    And how many ethnic Russians work in a Boeing.?
    1. maidan.izrailovich 19 February 2020 12: 22 New
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      Lamata (Igor)
      And how many ethnic Russians work in a Boeing.?

      Why ethnic? The most that neither eat real.
      Only they are not engaged in the assembly and maintenance of aircraft.
      Since 1993, the Scientific and Technical Center (STC) has been operating in Moscow, as well as the Boeing Design Center, leading scientific and engineering developments for the company's needs. Especially for testing the components of Boeing aircraft at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute. prof. N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) a unique test bench was built in the city of Zhukovsky.
      https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing#Boeing_%D0%B2_%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%B8
  13. uav80 19 February 2020 12: 32 New
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    A year earlier ...

    https://topwar.ru/154961-novyj-zapravschik-vvs-ssha-prevratilsja-v-golovnuju-bol-ego-otkazyvajutsja-prinimat.html
  14. Finn 19 February 2020 12: 59 New
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    Quote: g1washntwn
    Are you hinting that at some Boeing plant, the entire employee was lost and not only his rags?

    Maybe the drunk in the tank fell asleep, the wing was attached to the glider.
  15. Tims 19 February 2020 14: 10 New
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    Meanwhile, our engine was burned in the new Arctic
  16. NF68 19 February 2020 15: 13 New
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    Did they really collapse from the oaks?
  17. Mikhail3 19 February 2020 16: 25 New
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    Logical capitalism. Workers and employees should be as cheap as possible.
    Rocket flew
    Fell into the swamp
    What salary
    Such work
  18. svp67 19 February 2020 19: 33 New
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    And what "737 MAX" allowed to operate?
    1. NF68 20 February 2020 15: 37 New
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      Quote: svp67
      And what "737 MAX" allowed to operate?


      Not yet allowed.