FAA expects Boeing update for troubled jet 'in coming weeks'

2019-04-02 09:39
A Boeing 737 Max.

A Boeing 737 Max. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

US aviation regulators say Boeing needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes.

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it anticipates Boeing's final software improvements for 737 Max airliners "in the coming weeks".

Boeing was expected to complete the work last week, but FAA says the company needs more time to make sure it has identified and addressed all issues.

The FAA says once it gets Boeing's completed proposal, it will conduct a rigorous safety review.

The planes have been grounded around the world since mid-March.

Boeing is making changes in an automated system that is designed to prevent the plane's nose from rising, which can lead to a dangerous aerodynamic stall. Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.

Read more on:    boeing  |  aviation

Inside News24

Lockdown For
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.