Boeing CEO reacts as new 737 Max flaw threatens return date

The Chief Executive Officer of Boeing, Dennis Muilenberg, has addressed the new flaw that was detected on the company’s 737 Max planes which is threatening the return of the aircraft to global airspace.

Muilenberg stated that the company was dedicated to resolving the newly detected fault and work was ongoing on a software that would rectify the dangers of the ‘microprocessor failure’ which Nairametrics reported last week Thursday.

Boeing initially had a software failure that was faulted for the crashes involving Lion Air and Ethiopian Airline which killed 346 people. The faulty software was the MCAS which causes Boeing 737 Max planes to nosedive denying pilots the control over the plane’s system.

While the company has reportedly fixed the MCASit is yet to receive certification for flight. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s pilots identified microprocessor failure during simulator tests, which are usually carried out as a replica of a plane’s cockpit for the training of pilots.

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About the newly discovered flaw: The new flaw has to do with the stabilization system. Failure of the microprocessor could push the nose of the plane toward the ground, a situation that could potentially cause another plane to crash. The Government pilots were unable to recover and stabilise the microprocessor in the simulators.

With rising flaws, Muilenberg has agreed that there’s need for more time to fix any possible flaws to ensure safety. The company’s 737 Max planes had been tipped to return for operation in the second half of or late 2019 but the FAA boss said the company would not rush into operation even if it takes time for the faults to be fixed.

Muilenberg, why speaking via his twitter handle, said the company was working to reduce workload on pilots and ensure safety of the flying public as well. He said, “We must take action on this [issue], and we are already working on the required software… “It’s important we take the time necessary to make these updates.”

Boeing has also disclosed that until all the faults identified have been fixed to meet requirements, it won’t be tendering the 737 Max planes for FAA certification. Meanwhile, the delay of re-certification had earlier been blamed on politics between the regulators of several countries.

 

Source: Pmnews

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