Boeing finds two more 737 Max software flaws

Joanna Estrada
April 10, 2020

Boeing claims that the software issues are unrelated to the flaws that lead to the fatal 737 Max flights that occurred in 2018 and 2019.

One of the issues involves "hypothetical faults" in the flight control computer microprocessor, which could lead to a loss of control better known as a runway stabilizer.

"The health and safety of our employees, their families and our communities is our shared priority", says Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Stan Deal.

The Federal Aviation Administration is in close contact with Boeing as the company "continues its work on the automated flight control system on the 737 MAX".

The largest USA plane manufacturer has been dealing with a number of software program issues involving the jet that has been grounded since March previous year.

The aerospace giant had already halted production at its Puget Sound facility near Seattle, where the company builds the long-range 777 jet and other models, after announcing a two-week stoppage last month.

Boeing stated it does not anticipate the problems to impact its current forecast of a mid-year return to service for the aircraft. Boeing said the new software issues are not linked to a major anti-software system known as MCAS, which was the cause of both fatalities.

The new software problems were reported earlier by Reuters.

The issues revolve around the flight control computer, as per Boeing's email to Bloomberg.

Boeing did not say when it expects the updates to be completed.

Boeing announced that it has corrected two new failures of its controversial 737 MAX aircraft, although none of them are related to the accidents recorded in 2019.

In January, Boeing discovered another software issue related to a power-up monitoring feature that checks if some system monitors are working properly.

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