Boeing to Brief Pilots, Regulators as it Eyes 737 MAX Return

MAX airplanes parked at the Boeing Factory in Renton Washington 21 March 2019

The airline also said that it would continue to work with aircraft manufacturer, The Boeing Company, and the United States Aviation, despite the incident. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) says Boeing is trying to mitigate their damage.

The worldwide grounding of Boeing's 737 Max 8 and 9 airliners has upended the aviation business, with American Airlines canceling up to 90 flights a day because of a dwindling fleet.

The updated software designed by Boeing uses input from two sensors on the nose of the plane, instead of one, and is created to not trigger the MCAS system repeatedly, which is believed to have pitched the Lion Air plane's nose down so sharply that the pilots' attempts to regain control were futile.

Kenya Airways (KQ) has the option of buying more of the older 737-800 version of the Boeing aircraft that does not feature the suspect software, but this could see it lose the fuel efficiency associated with the new jet.

The national carrier hatched the plan of buying the planes in 2018 at a cost of Ksh120 billion.

There is speculation that the software could have contributed to the crash, which killed 157 people, as well as to the crash of another Boeing 737 Max, a Lion Air flight, in October.

The move by the US and other top nations across the globe to halt operations of the aircraft came after a Max jet operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed earlier this month, five months after a Lion's Air crash involving the plane.

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The session in Renton, Washington is part of an effort to reach all current, and many future, 737 MAX operators and their home regulators to discuss software and training updates to the jet, Boeing said in a statement.

Von Rumohr estimated that Boeing's compensation to the families of Ethiopian Airlines victims could be $150 million - around $1 million for each of the people who died - and less after insurance.

The FAA expects the software fix to be ready some time this week, an agency spokesman said Saturday, after which point the FAA would evaluate it.

The new system is created to push the plane's nose down for no longer than 10 seconds in the event of a detected stall. Reportedly, one of the changes will involve having the MCAS system take in data from both angle-of-attack sensors instead of just one, and refrain from kicking in if the readings disagree.

Boeing is preparing to release a software update and revised training guidelines that are aimed at addressing the MCAS issue. And it is likely to limit the maximum nose down movement that the system can produce.

Chao's team is preparing for a grilling from concerned lawmakers, and Chao said in a statement, "This review by leading outside experts will help determine if improvements can be made to the FAA aircraft certification process".

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