Ryanair not expecting Boeing 737 NG issue to affect flights

Qantas, Southwest step up checks after 50 aeroplanes grounded due to cracks

The new problems emerged following the grounding of the 737 Max. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images

The new problems emerged following the grounding of the 737 Max. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images

Ryanair does not expect flights it operates on its large fleet of Boeing 737 NG aircraft to be affected after up to 50 of the planes were grounded by airlines over cracks.

Qantas Airways and Southwest Airlines are stepping up checks for structural cracks on their planes after discovering problems with 737 NGs.

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