A US Federal Aviation Administration draft report says the training aspects of Boeing’s proposed 737 MAX software update are “operationally suitable”.
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Boeing has made 96 flights totaling a little over 159 hours testing a software update for the 737 MAX’s anti-stall feature, chief executive Dennis Muilenburg says.
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Boeing is slowing its 737 production rate to 42 aircraft a month as it works with regulators to get its grounded 737 MAX program back on track.
Boeing says a software update on its 737 MAX adds additional layers of protection from erroneous data out of the aircraft’s angle of attack (AOA) sensors.
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed after repeated nose-down commands from the aircraft’s flight control systems, the preliminary report says.