BOEING has found a dangerous new fault on their 737 MAX planes which urgently needs repairing before they can return to service.
The company is upgrading the flight control system, MCAS, where an issue can see the plane’s front nose pitch downwards. Crash investigators are keen to solve the issue that was seen during two deadly shunts in a five month period that left hundreds of people dead. The new upgrade is currently being evaluated by the FAA which is still developing necessary training requirements for the new software. But a new issue is set to delay services even longer.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed the plane’s ban will only be lifted when it is safe to do so, which will potentially delay the 737 Max’s return to service for another three months.
In a statement, the FAA said: “The FAA is following a thorough process, not a prescribed timeline, for returning the Boeing 737 Max to passenger service.
“The FAA will lift the aircraft’s prohibition order when we deem it safe to do so.”
The statement continued: “On the most recent issue, the FAA’s process is designed to discover and highlight potential risks. The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate…
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