FAA Identifies New Software Issue in Boeing’s 737 Max

By Anna Breuer on 27 June 2019
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A Boeing 737 cockpit

A Boeing 737 cockpit

Boeing said late Wednesday that the federal regulators had identified a new software issue that needs to be remedied before the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max could return to the skies.

The Federal Aviation Administration has “identified an additional requirement” for software changes, the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer said in a securities filing. The issue does not involve the aircraft’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, which was implicated after two fatal crashes, one in Indonesia in October, 2018, and one in Ethiopia in March of this year.

The issue, Boeing said, could push the aircraft’s nose down automatically.

Correcting the flaw will almost certainly delay government approval to return to service following the two hull losses.

“Boeing agrees with the FAA’s decision and request, and is working on the required software to address the FAA’s request,” the company said.

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