Transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein says that speculation about the plane’s airworthiness are groundless. Referring to rumors that the Boeing 777 had been included in a recent service alert issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration, Hussein says the missing plane was “fully serviced.”
All maintenance checks were in order. The last routine maintenance service was conducted on 23 February 2014.
Shortly after Hussein’s press conference, Boeing confirms that the safety warning did not apply to the missing craft, because it was not fitted with a communication antenna that was the source of the problem:
The antenna covered by the pending AD was not installed on MH370, so that airplane is not subject to the AD or the related service bulletin.