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Boeing to fix 737 software by end of March

by Peter Smyth Tech Journalist
19th Mar 19 1:49 pm

US plane maker Boeing has said to airlines across the globe they expect to have new software for the troubled Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, by the end of March.

Boeing grounded all 737 MAX 8 aircraft, after a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all on board, also a Lion Air flight crashed in the ocean of Indonesia last year.

According to the BBC, documents seen confirms the software update will limit the controversial operation of the, Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).

There have been “clear similarities” between the plane crashes, investigators have said.

Dennis Muilenburg, chairman, president and chief executive of Boeing said in a letter, “Soon we’ll release a software update and related pilot training for the 737 MAX that will address concerns discovered in the aftermath of the Lion Air Flight 610 accident.”

Muilenburg added that Boeing have been working in “full co-operation” with authorities and regulators. Further changes will be made to the cockpit warning systems along with training for pilots.

Muilenburg said, “We’ve been working in full cooperation with the US Federal Aviation Administration, the department of transportation and the national transportation safety board (NTSB) on all issues relating to both the Lion Air and the Ethiopian Airlines accidents since the Lion Air accident occurred in October last year.”

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