The U.S. aviation giant Boeing already knew about a year before the first crash of a 737-Max-machine of a software problem in the model range. This is the group admitted on Sunday.
Accordingly, the group had already noted some months after the delivery, the beginning of the 737 Max in may, 2017, that a warning system failed to work in the cockpit properly. Boeing have launched an internal investigation, which had come to the conclusion that there is no impairment of flight safety.
Boeing's upper management informed had not been involved in this investigation and only after the first crash of a 737-Max machine in Indonesia on the 29. October 2018 the Problem has been made, it was said. Also, the US aviation authority, FAA had only been around informed a week after the accident. In December, a further investigation had been carried out, which have also shown that the Problem was not a safety risk, according to the Boeing statement.
On 10. March was to come to a second crash of a 737 Max in Ethiopia. A total of 346 people died in the accidents. An error of a MCAS referred to the control software, which was developed specifically for Boeing's new edition of the 737 series, after the first determination report as the cause of the accident is suspected.
The warning system, which is a Problem Boeing knew since 2017, in connection with the MCAS program. Whether and to what extent it played a for the crashes decisive role, is yet unclear. (chk/sda)
Created: 06.05.2019, 04:29 PM