Boeing stated on Wednesday its chief government, Dennis Muilenburg, had joined a check flight on a 737 MAX 7 jetliner for an illustration of up to date MCAS anti-stall software program.
The software program is on the centre of investigations within the crash of Ethiopian Flight 302 final month and a Lion Air accident in Indonesia 5 months earlier. Each concerned the marginally bigger 737 MAX eight mannequin, which options the identical cockpit.
Throughout Wednesday’s check flight, the flight crew carried out totally different eventualities to check failure situations, Boeing stated.
“The software program replace labored as designed, and the pilots landed safely at Boeing Subject (close to Seattle),” it stated in a press release.
“Boeing will conduct extra check and demo flights as we proceed to work to reveal that we now have recognized and appropriately addressed all certification necessities. We are going to submit the replace for FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) evaluate as soon as that work has been accomplished within the coming weeks.”
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