The second, in Ethiopia two weeks ago, prompted regulators across the world to ground the MAX, a more fuel-efficient version of Boeing's successful 737 franchise that first flew in 2016. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) says Boeing is trying to mitigate their damage.
USA air-safety regulators are leaning toward approving Boeing's changes to software and pilot training for the Max, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier, citing people familiar with the matter.
Boeing is embroiled in the largest aviation investigation history into two plane crashes killing almost 350 people.
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Kenya Airways (KQ) has the option of buying more of the older 737-800 version of the Boeing aircraft that does not feature the suspect software, but this could see it lose the fuel efficiency associated with the new jet. In the meantime, the Department of Transportation announced Monday it would also look into the process through a special committee led by a former Air Force general and head of the U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Darren McDew and former Air Lines Pilot Association president Capt.
Boeing plans to meet this week with customers and regulators to explain the measures it's taking to get its 737 Max back into service, after the aircraft was grounded following two deadly crashes in less than five months.
The session in Renton, Washington is part of an effort to reach all current, and many future, 737 MAX operators and their home regulators to discuss software and training updates to the jet, Boeing said in a statement.
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"The people of Ethiopia feel this very deeply too". The redesign will bolster stall-prevention software known as MCAS, which stands for Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, to make it less likely to accidentally activate during normal flight.
One source familiar with the tests said the FAA is expected to receive the software early in the week.
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Boeing is preparing to release a software update and revised training guidelines that are aimed at addressing the MCAS issue.
One change is that MCAS will be activated using input from both of the jet's two angle of attack sensors, rather than just one. Another change would reportedly limit the system's ability to kick in repeatedly. The problems revealed a lack of pilot training around the flight control system.
China's demand for airliners is huge, and it could still order plenty more Boeing jets, but the announcement highlighted the peril Boeing faces in restoring airline and passenger confidence in its bestselling jet.
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The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't certified the software update, the agency said in a statement.