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A number of U.S. airlines, including American, United, and Alaska, announced Friday they are temporarily removing some Boeing Max jets from service due to an electrical issue.
Boeing on Friday issued a recommendation for 16 of its customers to "address" the electrical issue with a specific group of 737 Max airplanes.
"We are working closely with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on this production issue," Boeing said in its Friday notice. "We are also informing our customers of specific tail numbers affected and we will provide direction on appropriate corrective actions."
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United is pulling 16 of its 30 Max planes and is in communication with Boeing to determine when the airline can return aircraft to its fleet.
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"Starting immediately and out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily and temporarily removing 16 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from our schedule," a United spokesperson told FOX Business. "We have been in touch with the FAA and Boeing and will continue to work closely with them to determine any additional steps that are needed to ensure these aircraft meet our rigorous safety standards and can return to service. We are working to swap out aircraft to minimize the impact to our customers."