Boeing completes software update for its 737 Max aircraft

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Following two fatal crashes within five months, Boeing has completed development of a software update for its 737 Max plane which was grounded worldwide because of the crashes.

Boeing announced that it had flown the 737 Max with the updated software on 207 flights.

It added it would provide data to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on how pilots interact with controls and displays in different scenarios.

The FAA expects Boeing to submit the upgrade for certification next week.

It followed the Lion Air disaster in Indonesia in October which in which 189 people died and in March an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed killing all 157 people on board.

Both crashes were linked to the Boeing 737 Max’s Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System – a new feature on the aircraft which was designed to improve the handling of the plane and to stop it pitching up at too high an angle.



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