Boeing urges inspection of 737 MAX planes for 'possible bolt looseness'

The Boeing 737 MAX is on display at the Farnborough International Airshow, in Farnborough, Britain, July 20, 2022.

Peter Chibura | Reuters

Boeing is urging airlines to inspect its 737 Max planes for a “possible loose bolt” in the rudder control system, the latest quality issue to affect the manufacturer's best-selling jet.

The manufacturer recommended the inspections after an international operator “discovered a bolt with a missing nut while performing routine maintenance on a mechanism in the rudder control linkage,” according to an FAA statement. “The company discovered an additional aircraft that had not been delivered with a nut that had not been tightened properly.”

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