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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday.
'On the most recent issue, the FAA's process is designed to discover and highlight potential risks. The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate,' the FAA said in a statement.
Risk - Simulator - Test - Week - Sources
The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Two people briefed on the matter said that during the test, an FAA test pilot was running scenarios seeking to intentionally activate the MCAS stall-prevention system, which was implicated in two deadly crashes.
Activation - Period - Stabilizer - System - Aircraft
During one activation it took an extended period to recover the stabilizer trim system that is used to control the aircraft, the people said.
It was not clear if the situation can be addressed with a software update or if it is a microprocessor issue, but Boeing has told the FAA it believes the issue can be addressed...
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