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Boeing: New software problems with the 737 Max


Again, bugs delayed the approval of Boeing's problem jet. They affect the control software that caused the two crashes.

The US aviation group Boeing has again found software problems with the 737 Max aircraft, which has been banned from flying worldwide. This will make it even more difficult to re-register the model. As the company announced, new updates are now being carried out. The company works with the US air traffic control agency FAA and keeps customers and suppliers up to date. "Our top priority is that the 737 Max is safe and that all regulatory requirements are met before it can go back into service," Boeing said.

The software problems are said to affect the automatic control of the 737 Max, which was a decisive cause for the two crashes of the aircraft type. According to the company, they were discovered last weekend and are said to disrupt the operation of some monitors.

The Model 737 Max has been banned from flying since March 2019 after two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, causing a total of 346 deaths worldwide. A re-registration was postponed again and again, most recently the group temporarily suspended the production of the aircraft, which was designed as a promising competitive model for the Airbus A320neo.

Instead, the machine developed into a disaster for Boeing. Several high-ranking managers had to leave, most recently CEO Dennis Muilenburg. The company's image has suffered greatly due to numerous revelations about the machine. Airlines' orders across all models were halved in 2019 compared to the previous year, while competitor Airbus delivered more aircraft than ever before, overtaking the US company as the world's largest aircraft manufacturer. According to analysts, Boeing loses $ 1 billion a month due to the ban on flying the 737 Max.

Source: zeit

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