FAA orders inspection of 2,600 Boeing 737s over oxygen mask issue

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered the review of 2,612 Boeing aircraft in the U.S. to ensure that passenger oxygen masks work in an emergency.

The order affects the 737-8, 9, 8200, 700, 800, and 900ER series of aircraft, according to a statement from the federal agency charged with overseeing air transportation safety.

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FAA noted that airlines operating these aircraft need to ensure that the aircraft’s oxygen generators “are in the proper position” and correct any problems they may encounter.

The overhauls and repairs must be carried out within a maximum period of 120 to 150 days, depending on the configuration of the aircraft, EFE reported.