FAA to Investigate Boeing's 2600 737 Aircraft Due to Oxygen Mask Concerns

TapTechNews July 9th news, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a press release this Monday. After receiving passenger feedback that the oxygen mask may fail due to the fixing strap in an emergency, it will intervene to investigate 2600 737 aircraft under Boeing.

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The FAA stated in the press release that it has received multiple reports. Passengers反馈 that there is a problem of the oxygen generating device shifting in the Passenger Service Unit above the seat, and it may not be able to assist in providing oxygen to passengers in an emergency state. The agency has started to investigate 737MAX and NextGeneration aircraft.

TapTechNews quoted Reuters' report that Boeing had informed airlines on June 17 and required them to conduct a preliminary self-examination. Boeing released a statement again this Monday, stating that it has informed airlines to update a part of the restraint strap on the 737 oxygen generator.

Boeing said that since August 2019, a new adhesive has been introduced on the restraint strap, which can allow the oxygen generating device to move up to 0.75 inches (1.9 centimeters) in some cases.

According to the FAA's airworthiness directive, it is applicable to Boeing 737-8, 737-9, 737-8200, 737-700, 737-800 and 737-900ER and other model aircraft.