New software problem with the Boeing 737 MAX?

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — While the flights of the Boeing 737 are still suspended following the two fatal accidents that occurred in 2018 and 2019, the aircraft would display a new software problem.

Engineers at the American company Boeing have detected a new software problem with the Boeing 737 MAX, reports the Bloomberg agency, which refers to Steven Dickson, head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

As the agency specifies, the problem concerns the functioning of the indicator in the stabilization system. And to add that this flaw must be repaired before the exploitation of planes of this type resumes.

As a reminder, on January 21, Boeing announced the suspension for an indefinite period of the manufacture of its 737 MAX aircraft. As for the operation of planes of this type, it should resume around mid-2020 .

Grounded after two disasters

The flights of the 737 MAX aircraft have been suspended since March 13 after the crash of a Lion Air plane on October 29, 2018 (189 dead) then that of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft (157 dead) on March 10, 2019.

The MCAS anti-stall system has been questioned and Boeing is currently working on changes required by the regulators.


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