Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: sources

phys.org | 3/23/2019 | Staff
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A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in October's Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday.

The sources said Boeing was due to present the patch to officials and pilots of US airlines American, Southwest and United in Renton, Washington state, where the craft is assembled.

Boeing - Measures - MAX - Industry - Source

"Boeing has already finalized the necessary corrective measures for the MAX," an industry source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The upgrade has yet to be approved by the Federal Aviation Agency, one of the authorities that grounded the 737 MAX after two deadly crashes in five months, the latest in Ethiopia on March 10.

American - Airlines - Southwest - Pilots - Simulators

American Airlines and Southwest pilots were set to test simulators with the updates on Saturday, according to the sources.

The FAA had given until April for Boeing to make the necessary changes to this critical anti-stall system.

Accidents - Lion - Air - Indonesia - Ethiopian

The accidents on Lion Air in Indonesia and Ethiopian Airlines, which killed 346 people between them, have raised major concerns about the safety certification...
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