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Boeing facing more problems after fresh software problem

Boeing facing more problems after fresh software problem

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A new software issue has been found in the embattled Boeing 737 Max planes that could mean further delays to getting the aircraft back in the air.The planes were grounded earlier in the year after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft. On Wednesday, Boeing said that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had found an "additional requirement" for the 737 Max's software changes that the manufacturer has been working on for eight months after the first crash. Image: The Max planes were involved in two deadly crashes In a statement Boeing said: "Boeing agrees with the FAA's decision and request, and is working on the required software to address the FAA's request."US government test pilots, who were testing the new software last we...
Crisis-hit Boeing warns airlines on 737 wing part

Crisis-hit Boeing warns airlines on 737 wing part

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Boeing has urged a number of airlines to replace a potentially faulty part on the wings of up to 133 of its 737 aircraft - months after the next generation versions of the planes were grounded after two fatal crashes.The crisis-hit US company announced the action after an issue with "slat tracks" was disclosed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Boeing said it had identified 21 planes most likely to have the parts in question.It was advising airlines, which it did not identify, to also check an additional 112 planes. ...
Boeing 737 Max: Regulators seek co-operation over plane safety

Boeing 737 Max: Regulators seek co-operation over plane safety

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EU transport officials say they will work with other regulators on approving new software for the Boeing 737 Max.But they say they reserve the right to take their own decision on when to return the jet to service.It was grounded globally in March after two crashes led to concerns over its new anti-stall MCAS sotfware.Global airlines are worried that splits between regulators over the plane's safety could further damage the industry and hit passenger confidence.Boeing admits it 'fell short' on safety alert for 737Boeing 737 Max could be grounded for months, says IataNo fixed timetable for Max 737 grounding to be lifted'Restore order'The decision by the European Union, China, and others to ground the Max - before the US did so - cr...

Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on

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Boeing says it didn't tell pilots and airlines that a safety alert on its 737 Max jets was not working until after one of the planes crashed in Indonesia last year. The safety alert, called an "angle of attack" (AOA) indicator, tells pilots if a sensor is transmitting bad data. It was designed to warn pilots about the kind of sensor malfunction that occurred in the crash in Indonesia and another five months later in Ethiopia. It had been operational in previous versions of the 737, but was switched off in the 737 Max. Boeing said Sunday that the planes could be flown safely without the alert, but said it will be included in the 737 Max before the planes are flown again.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International