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Flydubai and Boeing in 'regular contact' over 737 NG inspections

The NG is the precursor to the Boeing 737 Max, which has been grounded since March following two fatal incidents

Flydubai and Boeing in 'regular contact' over 737 NG inspections
The US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of some aircraft, with the mandating affecting 1,911 US-registered aircraft.

Flydubai is in “regular contact” with Boeing regarding the possibility of inspections of its Boeing 737 NG aircraft after the manufacturer discovered a problem on planes undergoing modifications.

On Wednesday, the US Federal Aviation Administration announced that it ordered inspections of some aircraft, with the mandating affecting 1,911 US-registered aircraft.

The NG is the precursor to the Boeing 737 Max, which has been grounded since March following two fatal incidents.

In a statement sent to Arabian Business, a Flydubai spokesperson said that the airline is “in regular contact with Boeing”.

“If required, any inspections of our Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be conducted in line with the Multi Operator Message (MOM),” the spokesperson added.

The FAA said Boeing notified the administration of the issue after discovering it on a plane in China and subsequent inspections.

The inspections can be completed visually in approximately one hour.

Boeing could not be immediately reached for comment.

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