FAA chief to test out changes to Boeing 737 Max software in simulator

Sept. 17, 2019
The 737 Max has been grounded since mid-March after two fatal crashes within five months of one another, writes Leslie Josephs for CNBC.

WASHINGTON - The new head of the Federal Aviation Administration is planning to test out Boeing’s software changes to its beleaguered 737 Max planes in a simulator this week, he said Monday. The 737 Max has been grounded since mid-March after two fatal crashes within five months of one another. Investigators implicated flight-control software that repeatedly pushed the nose of the planes down in both air disasters, which claimed 346 lives, writes Leslie Josephs for CNBCContinue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

September 17, 2019-“I’m anxious to get out to Seattle later this week and look into this myself and see where we are with the certification process,” FAA head Stephen Dickson, himself a commercial airline pilot said. “I can guarantee you that the airplane will not be flying again until I’m satisfied that it’s the safest thing out there.”

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said that the aerospace giant plans to formally submit its plans to update the 737 MAX airplane to the Federal Aviation Administration this month. However, it is not know when domestic and international regulators will allow the passenger aircraft back into the skies.


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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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