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737 Max will continue to be banned from flying for a few more weeks in the US

737 Max will still be banned from flying for a few more weeks after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Boeing aircraft manufacturer is still continuing to adjust the software.

Boeing said it had submitted a software fix to the FAA last week. The company has gathered hundreds of representatives from global aviation units to its Seattle-based headquarters to present software changes for the 737 Max.

However, the FAA said Boeing concluded that it still “has a lot of work” to do.

The 737 Max series has not yet been able to take off again at home in the US. Photo: Boeing.

“The FAA expects to receive a complete editing package from Boeing in the next few weeks to be able to pass safety certification,” the agency said.

“It takes more time because Boeing has a lot of work to do in the process of checking the 737 Max’s flight control system to ensure Boeing appropriately identifies and resolves all relevant issues,” said the FAA. good.

Boeing said changes in software will be made in the next few weeks. The company did not say why there was a reversal of software switching.

“Safety is our top priority and we will choose a thorough and reasonable approach to developing and testing the update to ensure we are not in a hurry,” Boeing said. .

A CNN source said that Boeing had discovered “a new problem” during the final inspection of the new software and the integration of a new flight control software system on a complex plane would take a long time. time. Prior to discovering this problem, Boeing expected the new software version to be available within a few days.

The FAA issued a ban on the 737 Max flight after a series of countries made similar moves after two catastrophic accidents with the aircraft that occurred for five months.

The agency said it had reviewed satellite data and the actual evidence showed the link between the two accidents. An initial investigation of Ethiopian Airlines’ accident is expected to be released in the next few days.

Boeing’s software designers, engineers and test pilots have tested many changing groups on the automatic balance system called MCAS, which is suspected to be the cause of aircraft accidents. of Lion Air. The new software will have more layers of protection and be provided with additional training courses for pilots.

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