Boeing announced this week that they will be delaying the release of the software upgrade for the Boeing 737 Max.
According to a report by Ars Technica, Boeing has delayed the release of the software update for the Boeing 737 Max. The software update will now release several weeks after its expected delivery window.
The 737 Max suffered two fatal crashes in the past year. In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed a few minutes after takeoff from an airport in Indonesia. Just a few weeks ago, another 737 Max crashed six minutes after takeoff from Ethiopia.
The FAA said in a statement this week that the new software update for the 737 Max will address all of the issues that lead to the crashes. “The FAA expects to receive Boeing’s final package of its software enhancement over the coming weeks for FAA approval,” the statement read. “Time is needed for additional work by Boeing as the result of an ongoing review of the 737 MAX Flight Control System to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues.”
Breitbart News reported this week that federal prosecutors are investigating whether or not Boeing was truthful in its disclosures to regulators and airlines. Investigators believe that the crashes were triggered by a single faulty sensor that activated the plane’s anti-stall system.
An FAA spokesperson claimed in March that the 737 Max was approved in accordance with the standard approval procedures.
“The 737 MAX was certified in accordance with the identical FAA requirements and processes that have governed certification of all previous new airplanes and derivatives,” the spokesperson said. “The FAA considered the final configuration and operating parameters of MCAS during MAX certification, and concluded that it met all certification and regulatory requirements.”
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