Boeing 'finalising' software update & pilot training for 737 Max

A week after Ethiopia crash questions swirl around Boeing

A week after Ethiopia crash questions swirl around Boeing

Following an initially muted response to the crash of two Boeing 737 Max planes, Boeing chairman and chief executive Dennis Muilenburg has issued a personal statement on the tragedies.

More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed nearly 350 people in all.

USA plane maker Boeing has said to airlines across the globe they expect to have new software for the troubled Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, by the end of March.

The U.S. Justice Department is looking at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of Boeing, the person said.

The anti-stall system may have been involved in the October 29 crash of a Lion Air jet off of Indonesia that killed 189 people.

READ: Black boxes show "similarities" between Boeing 737 MAX crashes.

"The Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau will determine when and how it's appropriate to release additional details", he said. A similar decision was given by the European Union aviation agency that said that this suspension of aircrafts by them is a precautionary measure.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the firm would release a software update and retrain pilots for the jet that will "address concerns" which have arisen from the Indonesian crash. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources at the FAA and other aviation organizations, explored whether the FAA delegated too much authority to Boeing.

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Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, Ardern said the 28-year-old gunman would face the full force of the law, but anonymously. Some of the victims may be repatriated overseas by their relatives. "They're testing our patience right now", Safi said.

The Seattle Times noted that the Boeing, an American manufacturer, designed the 737 Max 8 to share similar attributes to existing models.

The FAA raised eyebrows last week after delaying its decision to ground Boeing's jet in U.S. airspace until after virtually all other aviation authorities around the world had done so.

Boeing's website says the 737 Max is the fastest-selling plane in the company's history, with about 5,000 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide.

While it may take months for definitive conclusions, Ethiopian officials said Sunday there were "clear similarities" between the two catastrophes based on information from the flight data recorder.

Both planes flew with erratic altitude changes that could indicate the pilots struggled to control the aircraft.

That was the same system used by a Lion Air 737 Max which crashed off the coast of Indonesia past year.

Boeing said it followed the rules in bringing the plane to the market.

"Based on facts from the Lion Air Flight 610 accident, and emerging data as it becomes available from the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident, we're taking actions to fully ensure the safety of the 737 MAX".

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