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Boeing, FAA weigh software fix on 737 Max plane after crash

Boeing, FAA weigh software fix on 737 Max plane after crash

The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System in limited instances will lower the nose of the 737 Max if the airplane is close to an aerodynamic stall even if pilots are manually operating controls.

Earlier in November, Boeing a safety update to pilots flying the 737 MAX airliner, and warned of a possible fault in a sensor that could send the aircraft into a violent nosedive. Created to protect against pilots losing control, the sensor for the system on the Lion Air flight malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to take a sharp dive.

U.S. aviation safety experts and pilots associations say Boeing didn't tell them about a new flight-control system on 737 MAX aircraft, a sensor which Indonesian officials think could be involved in the deadly Lion Air crash.

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This device can then force the plane downwards to avoid a stall, but to such a degree that pilots can't pull the aircraft back level.

Dennis Tajer, a 737 captain and spokesman for Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents American Airlines Group Inc pilots, said his union was informed after the crash about a new system Boeing had installed on 737 MAX jets that could command the plane's nose down in certain situations to prevent a stall.

"We know, because this incident happened, we know we need additional training", he said. Now, investigators are focusing their efforts on figuring out if the plane crashed because of an update to a safety system that was created to pull the plane out of a risky stall, The New York Times reported. "The FAA is not doing a safety probe separate from the ongoing Lion Air Accident investigation of which we, the NTSB and Indonesian officials are a part".

Pilots could stop this automated response by pressing two buttons if the system behaved unexpectedly, but questions have been raised about how well prepared they were for such an automatic reaction and how much time they had to respond. "The bottom line here is the 737 MAX is safe and safety is a core value for us".

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They include questions about how maintenance was performed after problems arose on at least three prior flights of the Lion Air jet and the actions of the pilots on its last flight.

President of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, Jon Weaks, spoke for all their pilots when he said, "We don't like that we weren't notified".

Pilots claim in separate reports that Boeing failed to provide safety disclosures that might have prevented the disaster.

So far, only the plane's flight data recorder has been recovered.

The couple decided on the photo shoot and the wedding dress just weeks before the ill fated Lion Air crashed in the sea of Jakarta.

He added that if important information hadn't been communicated to pilots, it would be a matter for aviation regulators, rather than individual airlines.

Passengers on that flight told CNN that the plane experienced a significant drop in altitude shortly after takeoff. That plane plunged into the Java Sea, killing 189 people.


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