Famous aircraft manufacturer Boeing is in trouble. Australian airline Qantas , Boeing 737 NG- type aircraft announced that the flights. The reason behind this decision of the airline is the cracks in the fuselage. According to BBC Turkish, 50 Boeing 737 NG type aircraft were taken from flights around the world. The 737 NG models are the pioneers of Boeing’s 737 Max , which has recently been halted all over the world.
Airline company Qantas, said in a statement, ” The cracks detected on the fuselage may not directly affect flight safety, but we can not include any aircraft in our operations,” he said. Boeing, the producer of the planes, announced that the cracks occurred in the part of the wings that integrate with the fuselage .
Last month, US officials demanded the review of all 737 NG models that have performed more than 30,000 flights . Qantas, on the other hand, announced that no aircraft in its fleet had made 30,000 flights and said they would inspect 33 Boeing 737 NGs by Friday. Earlier, the US airline Southwest Airlines also announced that 737 NG models were found to crack.
The Boeing 737 Max model has fallen in Indonesia and Ethiopia in recent months, killing 346 people. Boeing executive Dennis Muilenburg testified at the US Congress on Wednesday that Boeing made a mistake in the production of 737 Max. Congress accused Boeing of giving approval processes very quickly and without enough testing.
These aircraft are also used by Turkish airlines . According to information provided by Turkish Airlines , the company has 97 737-800, 15 737-900 ER and 1 737-700 aircraft in its fleet. Pegasus has 46 737-800 aircraft in its fleet, while SunExpress has 68 737-800 models.