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Boeing rolls out software fix to defend 737 MAX franchise, awaits US regulator's approval

Updated : March 28, 2019 06:34 AM IST

A Boeing official in Seattle said on Wednesday the timing of the software upgrade was "100 percent independent of the timing of the Ethiopian accident," and the company was taking steps to make the anti-stall system "more robust."
US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and some lawmakers on Wednesday questioned why Boeing did not require safety features on its top-selling plane that might have prevented the crashes.
The world's largest planemaker said the anti-stall system, which is believed to have repeatedly forced the nose lower in at least one of the accidents, in Indonesia last October, would only do so one time after sensing a problem, giving pilots more control.
Boeing rolls out software fix to defend 737 MAX franchise, awaits US regulator's approval

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