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Boeing Tests Upgraded Anti-Crash 737 MAX Software With Nearly 100 Flights

Boeing Tests Upgraded Anti-Crash 737 MAX Software With Nearly 100 Flights Boeing Tests Upgraded Anti-Crash 737 MAX Software With Nearly 100 Flights
Deanna Wagner | 12 April, 2019, 18:29

As per a BSE filing, the company will induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on dry lease in the next ten days after regulatory approvals.

Boeing executives have been accused of putting profits before safety in a court case that accuses the company of defrauding shareholders over its 737 Max aircraft.

He added that he had been on board one test flight in Seattle and that the software update "functioned as designed".

Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday that more test flights are planned in the coming weeks as Boeing attempts to convince regulators that the plane is safe.

Muilenburg said Boeing engineers worked out how problems with the automatic anti-stalling system could have caused the planes to have "erroneous" sensor readings.

Last week Boeing cut its monthly 737 production by almost 20 percent, signaling it did not expect aviation authorities to allow the plane back in the air anytime soon. Pilots were unable to save the planes.

Muilenburg, who spoke at a leadership forum in Dallas, said Boeing representatives have met with pilots and airline officials in the US, the United Kingdom, Singapore and China to discuss the changes it is making.

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The 737 MAX has been considered the likely narrowbody workhorse for global airlines for decades to come.

Boeing stocks took a tumble on Monday after the company put out a statement admitting to fault in the deadly crashes.

The aviation giant said on Tuesday that it delivered 149 commercial airplanes, including 89 737s, in the first quarter.

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The US Federal Aviation Administration and other national airline regulators grounded the 737 MAX following the deaths of all passengers and crew in two crashes - in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Markey says plane makers shouldn't treat safety features as luxuries that can generate additional fees like premium seats and extra bathrooms. The company is also promising that it would provide airlines with certain safety features previously offered to them as options and that it would provide additional training for Max pilots. Boeing has said it will provide the two displays free of charge in the future.