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Boeing s fixes to 737 MAX software delayed by government shutdown, report claims

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/boeings-fixes-to-737-max-software-delayed-by-government-shutdown-report-claims/
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Mar 13, 2019 12:37 PM 1+ week ago

A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in October 2018; a software fix based on the investigation was delayed by the US government shutdown. It's possible that the fix could have prevented the crash of a similar aircraft in Ethiopia on March 10, 2019.

Update: President Donald Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that the Federal Aviation Administration will order all 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 planes to be grounded.

"We're going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 Max 8 and the 737 Max 9 and planes associated with that line," Trump said. "Pilots have been notified, airlines have been all notified. Airlines are agreeing with this. The safety of the American people and all people is our paramount concern."

Faced with widespread bans on the aircraft, Boeing has recommended the 737 MAX be grounded as well. "We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a statement. "Safety is a core value at Boeing ...

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