Boeing to release software update, pilot training for 737 MAX soon

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Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), said the authority would look "very deeply" at Boeing's software updates to a model which has crashed twice in five months.

"We have a deep global network and many partner airlines to provide solutions so serving our customers and minimizing any disruption is our first priority", added Guillemette.

The FAA finds itself in the hot seat, especially over its decision to certify the 737 MAX without demanding additional training.

The aircraft have been temporarily grounded or banned from airspace around the world.

The letter follows after the crash of two of its 737 MAX aircraft in recent months. Did the Ethiopian Airlines flight suffer a similar fate? Both crashes happened shortly after takeoff.

She said the parallels would be the "subject of further study". It quotes unidentified people familiar with both cases.

The flight recorders retrieved from the Ethiopian crash have been sent to France for analysis.

The fix was developed when regulators suggested false sensor data could cause a system known as MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) to overreact and make the jet hard to control. The pilot was granted permission to return to ground around the same time the flight disappeared from radar.

Prosecutors in the U.S. are investigating the development of the model, as well as how the USA airline authority, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has regulated Boeing.

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The US Federal Aviation Administration has given the company until April to carry out these changes.

Last Friday (March.15), two industry sources, said that the update should be ready in about 10 days, according to Reuters.

Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are parked at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington, U.S., March 11, 2019.

In a statement sent to Reuters, the reinsurance giant also confirmed its connection to manufacturer Boeing, whose 737 Max fleet is now grounded following two fatal crashes in five months.

The paper asked for a response from Boeing and the FAA at least a week prior to the latest crash.

Air Canada said Tuesday that it will accelerate the in-take of Airbus A321 aircraft that it recently acquired from Wow Airlines, which announced the four-plane sale in December.

FAA-accredited Boeing employees notably certified the MCAS system, sources say.

The planes' new flight-control software is suspected of playing a role in the crashes.

US prosecutors and the Department of Transportation are scrutinising the development of Boeing's 737 MAX range of commercial jets, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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