Boeing faces new software problem on 737 MAX, could delay grounding further


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Boeing faces new software problem on 737 MAX, could delay grounding further

Late on Friday, the 17th of January 2020, the Illinois planemaker Boeing Co., which had been struggling to return its best-selling 737 MAX back in to commercial services following a mass grounding after March 10th’ Ethiopian airlines crash, said that the Chicago-based world’s No.

1 low-cost aircraft carrier maker that had been at the verge of losing its crown to European rival Airbus SE, had discovered a new flaw at its 737 MAX autopilot software, pointing towards further delay in return of service, though the planemaker committed last year that its 737 MAX would be back in to the sky by February 2020.

In point of fact, over the last weekend, during conducting a technical examination of the updated version of aircraft in Iowa, a potential glitch was discovered, as Boeing Co said in a statement late on Friday, “We are making the necessary updates.

” Meanwhile, adding that one of the systems of the revamped version of Boeing Co.’s best-selling 737 MAX had failed to initialize properly, officials of the US-based multinational planemaker were quoted saying late on Friday (January 17th) that the new software glitch at its 737 MAX was linked to functions which could verify good functioning of certain surveillance system.

A spokeswoman for the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had declined to comment over the subject-matter while being asked.