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Southwest Airlines: engine problem of a B-737 MAX 8 aircraft

Emergency landing shortly after take-off

New problem for a Boeing B-737 MAX 8 aircraft of Southwest Airlines that yesterday had to make an emergency landing at Orlando airport, from where it took off for Victorville in California. A repositioning flight authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that despite the blockade allowed the airline to move its B-737 MAX 8 to the Californian base, but during the flight the pilots encountered a problem to the engines that forced them to ask air traffic controllers to be able to return to Orlando where they landed without difficulty. From the first investigations that have been opened by the FAA it seems that there is no correlation with the error at the wing angle sensor that would be the basis for the MAX 8 accidents of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines. In recent days, Boeing has also begun to conduct flight tests to verify the correct functioning of the new software installed on the B-737 MAX so that it can start the certification process as soon as possible, allowing the new generation aircraft to return to be usable all over the world.

The Boeing B-737 MAX 8 of Air Italy will remain, instead, in El Cairo Airport until the aircraft is certified again and will be given permission to sail the European skies.

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