Boeing to upgrade software in 737 MAX 8 fleet in 'weeks'
Mar 14, 2019, 01:17
Nigeria's leading carrier Air Peace insists it has no plan to cancel its order for 10 737-MAX 800 planes in spite of the uproar against the brand over recent crashes.
The company says in the aftermath of October's Lion Air Flight crash, it has for several months "been developing a flight control software enhancement for the 737 MAX, created to make an already safe aircraft even safer".
United States aviation regulators have signalled their confidence in the safety of Boeing's embattled 737 Max jetliner, issuing a global notice of "continued airworthiness" a day after the model's second deadly crash in less than five months.
He said the new information indicated that the Ethiopian Airliner jet's automatic system kicked in to force the nose of the aircraft down after computer software determined it was too high.
That breaks with a decision by China, Indonesia and some airlines in other countries to suspend use of the plane.
"I want to say clearly that we will not engage in anything that will jeopardise the lives and safety of our passengers".
Aviation authorities in the US have expressed continued confidence in the aircraft, despite mandating a software update following Sunday's crash. "Today, immediately, the FAA needs to get these planes out of the sky", she said.
Leaders of the union representing United Airlines pilots, some of whom have flown the airline's 14 Boeing 737 Max 9 jets since last May, said the airline has tracked 23,000 hours of flights and found no performance or mechanical problems.
Before Sunday's crash, the 737 Max planes were heavily used, taking more than 9,000 flights in a single week and reaching nearly every continent. Pilots could counteract the sudden downward tilt by flipping two switches and manually holding the aircraft stable, the planemaker said. The company added, however, that it recommended to the FAA that all 737 Max planes be temporarily grounded around the world.
Almost 40 percent of the in-service fleet of 371 Boeing 737 MAX jets globally is grounded, according to industry publication Flightglobal. John Samuelsen, worldwide president of the Transport Workers Union of America, which represent aviation workers and flight attendants, said the grounding of the fleet was right "both for air travelers and aviation workers".
An Indonesian forensic police officer takes samples from recovered belongings of the passangers of the crashed Lion Air flight JT610 a year ago.
That type of airccraft were initially used on the route when it was launched in 2017 before the airline's 737 MAX fleet was delivered. "We'll continue to engage with all of them to ensure they have the information they need to have confidence in operating their fleets or returning them to service", the company reportedly said.
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