Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has again found a problem in the software of the 737 MAX, reports Bloomberg news agency. Because the new problem must first be solved, it may take even longer before the model can fly again. The 737 MAX has been on the ground since March after two fatal accidents with the device.
The software problem would have to do with a control system that tests whether the computer systems work when the device starts up. It is not yet clear what the risks of the software problem are. It is also not yet clear how much delay Boeing will incur due to the discovery of the error.
The 737 MAX has been on the ground worldwide since March last year after two fatal accidents with the device in Indonesia and Ethiopia. A total of 346 people died in the crashes. The American aviation authority FAA declared the aircraft unsafe.
At the start of this month, Boeing stopped the production of the 737 MAX devices indefinitely. The aircraft are certainly on the ground until May. This date may be extended even further due to the delay that the aircraft manufacturer is currently facing.
The two accidents with the 737 MAX were also caused by a problem in the software. In both cases there were problems with the steering system. This ensured that the planes were automatically lowered in the event of a broken sensor.