Ethiopian 737 MAX: the MCAS was activated before the crash
Mar 30, 2019, 00:59
A 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa this month, killing all 157 people...
"Boeing.is working with the authorities to evaluate new information as it becomes available", it said, adding all inquiries about the ongoing accident investigation must be directed to the investigating authorities.
The Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight-control feature was also implicated in a fatal crash by Lion Air flight in Indonesia previous year.
USA and European Union regulators had at least two years prior warning of irregularities with aircraft nose-angle control in the Boeing 737 MAX fleet, especially in the conditions which led to both recent air disasters, new documents show.
The 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 once per event after sensing a problem, giving pilots more control.
Boeing gathered hundreds of pilots and reporters to unveil the changes to the MCAS stall prevention system, which has been implicated in the crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, as part of a charm offensive to restore the company's reputation.
Boeing also said existing 737 pilots will receive additional computer-based training on the model's anti-stall system.
The US Department of Justice is investigating Boeing's development process and what Boeing disclosed about MCAS.
However, the published flight manual did not reference these "unusual" situations, according to a copy from American Airlines seen by Reuters, with tragic consequences and an overall death toll of 346 lives.
After the software update is approved, it would take about a day to deploy and an hour to upgrade each aircraft.
Boeing faces a challenge of proving the Max jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty sensors and software contributed to the two crashes in less than five months. Boeing's 737 Max 10 has not yet entered service and it's unclear whether it will also receive the updates.
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The March 10 crash, which killed all 157 people aboard, was the second involving the Boeing 737 Max 8 in less than five months. The angle of attack is a fundamental parameter of flight, measuring the degrees between the air flow and the wing.
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