An Air Canada Boeing Co 737-8 Max en route between Arizona and Montreal with three crew members on board suffered an engine difficulty that pressured the crew to divert the plane to Tucson, Arizona, the Canadian airline firm mentioned in an emailed assertion on Friday.
Shortly after the take-off, the pilots obtained an “engine indication” and “determined to close down one engine,” an Air Canada spokesman mentioned.
“The plane then diverted to Tucson, the place it landed usually and stays.” The incident passed off on Dec. 22.
The crew obtained a left engine hydraulic low stress indication and declared a PAN PAN emergency earlier than diverting the flight, Belgian aviation information web site Aviation24.be reported.
“Trendy plane are designed to function with one engine and our crews practice for such operations”, the Air Canada assertion added.
In a response to a Reuters request for remark, a Boeing spokeswoman referred to Air Canada for data on the incident and didn’t present any extra remark.
Boeing and operators are bracing for heightened scrutiny because the MAX returns from a 20 month security grounding, however security consultants say such glitches are widespread and often go unnoticed.
The ‘MAX was grounded following two crashes linked partially to flawed cockpit software program. The engines weren’t implicated.
America lifted a 20-month-old flight ban on the 737 MAX final month, with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration outlining particulars of the software program, system and coaching upgrades Boeing and airways should full earlier than carrying passengers.