Boeing started updating its softwareproviding on their 737 MAX after the French investigators examined the data of the “black box” from one of the two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in recent months. Last Sunday, 737 MAX Ethiopian airlines collapsed immediately after takeoff, causing 157 deaths on board, and Boeing was called to account. Let's see what happens next.
Why crashed Boeing?
Boeing will fine tune the systemThe MCAS involved in the 737 MAX 8 Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October, within 10 days, was reported by two sources who warned that the reason for the last crash was not fully determined.
Boeing suspended deliveries of its best-selling model in anticipation of software updates, which had already begun before the last incident near Addis Ababa.
A company spokesman said FridayThe update will be installed in the “coming weeks”. Black boxes from an Ethiopian aircraft, which was only a few months old and crashed a few minutes after takeoff, are analyzed by the French authorities to determine the cause of the accident.
The Ethiopian delegation handed over to the FrenchFlight Safety Agency BEA cockpit with flight data and pilot talks. The crash of the Lion Air aircraft also occurred a few seconds after takeoff, which resulted in the death of 189 people, and experts noted the similarities between the incidents.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) saidthat the results obtained at the crash site and "recently updated satellite data justify further investigation into the possibility of a common cause of the two incidents."
Several American pilots also reported problems with the MCAS. The FAA instructed Boeing to release a fix by April.
On Thursday, the aerospace giant held a conference call with three carriers who used 737 MAX and provided them with a patch. Other airlines will get it early next week.
Meanwhile, the American pilots raised questionsabout training provided to flight crews. One of those who flew MAX 8 said that US trained pilots — many of whom are military men — could quickly respond to a MCAS failure if this happened during an incident last weekend.
And captain Chesley Sullenberger - known for hissafe landing of a damaged aircraft on the Hudson River in New York without killing people - raised the question of the Ethiopian first officer’s lack of experience on a doomed flight that reportedly had flown just 200 hours.
“The crew in the cockpit should be a team of specialists, not a captain and apprentice,” he said.
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