A statement released by the FAA has highlighted new problems with some of Boeing’s 737 Max jets and an older model. Boeing informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737 Max leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may not “meet all applicable regulatory requirements for strength and durability”. Slat tracks are used to guide the slats located on the leading edge of an airplane’s wings. Boeing has not been informed of any in-service issues related to this batch of slat tracks. A separate service bulletin will go to 737 Max operators to do inspections before the
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