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Update of the Boeing-737-Max-Software lasts for weeks

The two crashes imposed a flight ban for passenger aircraft of type Boeing 737 Max will last for weeks. The US aviation authority FAA announced on Monday (local time), the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing will need time to after the crash is the subject of criticism control Software repair MCAS.

The FAA is expecting the final package of revised Software "in the coming weeks". The Software will then be subjected to a "rigorous safety checks". The FAA will not give the Update prior to the completion of this Review to install free.

The US-aircraft manufacturer Boeing had introduced the much-awaited Software Update last Wednesday. The group presented the revised program, and other additional security measures for the aircraft type, the 737 Max in front of more than 200 pilots, engineers and regulators in its factory in Renton, in the U.S. state of Washington. The Software Update must be FAA approved before it can be installed.

decisive role

Boeing's MCAS System, a crucial role in the crash of a 737 Max 8 at the end of October in Indonesia, played according to the accident investigators. The on Board computer should have pushed the nose of the jet is automatically always back down, while the pilots tried in vain to counteract. Even during the recent crash of an identical machine in Ethiopia, the Software is considered to be a possible cause. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg had made two weeks ago, a speedy Update of the controversial Software.

In the case of the two accidents, a total of 346 people were killed. After the crash in Ethiopia, the EU and many States had imposed a flight ban for machines of the type Boeing 737 Max. The FAA has been criticized, because they nachzog later.

The US Federal aviation authority is suspected also to have the certification a blind eye to important parts of the safety inspections were left to the group itself. The case is already being investigated by the Ministry of transport. The acting FAA chief Daniel Elwell was rejected on Wednesday of last week at a hearing in the Senate all the criticism. Boeing had recommended after the crash in Ethiopia, the entire fleet of 371 delivered so far, to let Boeing 737 Max, first start.

problems in the "Dreamliner"

In the case of Boeing's Long haul aircraft 787 "Dreamliner" concerns meanwhile, the engines of the British manufacturer Rolls-Royce for problems. The airline Singapore Airlines allows two machines of the type due to premature wear of the engine blades for the time being on the ground, as announced on Tuesday in Singapore. The company had investigated in consultation with Rolls-Royce to the machines of the series as a precaution in more detail. The two are now out of operation used Jets in the long version of the 787-10 will now get all-new powertrains.

Rolls-Royce announced the news, the ongoing replacement of the engine blades at the affected turbines Trent 1000 to speed up in Airlines around the world. Rolls-Royce had checked a number of drives of the affected series under difficult conditions had been. The engine manufacturer noted that he is currently testing an improved Version of the blades. (anf/sda)

Created: 02.04.2019, 19:01 PM

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