According to CNN, Boeing’s 737 Max jets will remain grounded for weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday afternoon that the plane maker continues to work on a software fix.
Boeing had earlier announced that the fix would be submitted to the FAA for approval last week gathering industry professionals at its but they are asking for more time.
(CNN) Boeing’s 737 Max jets will remain grounded for weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday afternoon that the plane maker continues to work on a software fix. Boeing had said it would submit the fix to the FAA last week, and it had gathered hundreds of industry representatives at its Seattle-area facilities last Wednesday to demonstrate the software changes. But the FAA said Monday that the company concluded “additional work” is needed. “The FAA expects to receive Boeing’s final package of its software enhancement over the coming weeks for FAA approval,” the agency said in a statement. “Time is needed for additional work by Boeing as the result of an ongoing review of the 737 Max Flight Control System to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues.” Boeing acknowledged the new timeline, saying in a statement that the software change would be “completed in the coming weeks.” It did not say why the timeline had changed. “Safety is our first priority, and we will take a thorough and methodical approach to the development and testing of the update to ensure we take the time to get it right,” the company said.CNN News
We are happy that Boeing is finally taking responsibility for their errors in judgement. If the adequate time was taken to test these aircrafts for extended periods perhaps many people wont have died.
We are calling for an adjustment in the testing phase of Aircraft production. Let all new airplanes be flown and tested for 2 full years by the manufacturer before FAA Approval.