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The news of additional problems with the 737MAX broke yesterday, as additional software and potentially hardware issues with the flight control computers could result in placing the aircraft in a nosedive with inadequate time for pilots to appropriately respond.  We had indications of this problem earlier, and while we do not report on rumors – we did adjust our re-entry into service timing to December as regular readers know.

According to reports in the media, Boeing agrees with the FAA’s assessment of a problem and believes that it could be fixed with software.  But this problem is not with MCAS, but separate flight control systems and  the flaw is related to an emergency procedure that can be used by pilots in the event of an MCAS malfunction.

The news of additional problems with the 737MAX broke yesterday, as additional software and potentially hardware issues with the flight control computers could result in placing the aircraft in a nosedive with inadequate time for pilots to appropriately respond.  We had indications of this problem earlier, and while we do not report on rumors – we did adjust our re-entry into service timing to December as regular readers know. 

According to reports in the media, Boeing agrees with the FAA’s assessment of a problem and believes that it could be fixed with software.  But this problem is not with MCAS, but separate flight control systems and  the flaw is related to an emergency procedure that can be used by pilots in the event of an MCAS malfunction.


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Ernest Arvai
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