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Regulators have ‘tentatively approved’ a software fix for Boeing’s 737 Max airplane

The Verge Sunday, 24 March 2019
Regulators have ‘tentatively approved’ a software fix for Boeing’s 737 Max airplaneThe Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Aviation Administration has “tentatively approved sweeping software and pilot-training changes” for Boeing’s 737 MAX jet, a fix that could allow pilots to exert more control over an automated system that is thought to have been the cause of a deadly crash in Ethiopia last week, and could allow carriers to being flying the grounded aircraft once again.

The WSJ says that the software updates will scale back the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) redesigning it “so it won’t overpower other cockpit commands or misfire based on faulty readings from a single sensor,” and will only activate once, for a short duration in the event that there is an issue. The FAA has...
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According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Boeing took its most aggressive moves yet to defend its 737 airliner franchise, saying it had developed software fixes to prevent failures of an automated flight control system that it under increased scrutiny following two deadly crashes in the past...

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