Air Canada diverts after Boeing 737 Max Ferry flight engine issue

On March 13, 2019, an Air Canada Boeing 737 MX8 aircraft is being built at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Nanterio, Canada as other Air Canada Boeing 737 MX8 aircraft appear on the ground.

Chris Helgren | Reuters

The Air Canada Boeing 737 Max Ferry flight from Montreal was back to Arizona earlier this week due to an engine issue.

The pilots on Air Canada Flight 2358 received an engine warning shortly after takeoff from Arizona on Tuesday, the airline said. The carrier was storing 7 Max7 Max jets there after the planes landed worldwide after two fatal crashes in March 2019.

“As part of the normal operating process in such situations, it has decided to shut down one engine,” Air Canada Canada said, turning to Tucson, Air Canada said. The flight had three crew members and no passengers. The plane stays in Tucson.

Boeing declined to comment and referred questions to the airline.

Belgian aviation destination Aviation said the plane had a “hydraulic low pressure signal.” Air Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

U.S. authorities lifted the ban last month after Boeing modified the software involved in both crashes, and noted other concerns. Canadian officials approved a design change to the aircraft last week.