Boeing software upgrade ‘operationally suitable’ – FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) panel deemed Boeing’s proposed software upgrade “operationally suitable” yesterday, following two deadly accidents involving its 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

The draft report by the Boeing 737 Max Flight Standardization Board solely focused on the training aspect.

Boeing has stated that it has completed 96 flights, totalling over 159 hours of air time, with its software upgrade for the MAX jet.

The FAA has recommended that pilots take additional computer-based training for the automated flight system.

“Boeing is still expected in the coming weeks to submit the final software package for certification,” said the FAA.

The company since stopped deliveries and cut production on the MAX jet by 20% as it works on upgrades.

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