The infamous Boeing 737 MAX, one of the newest aircraft of the company, has been involved in a series of deadly crashes throughout the recent couple of years, sadly, with massive death tolls.
In 2018, a Lion Air Flight travelling from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang in Indonesia fell into the sea 13 minutes into the flight. 189 people present on board, including passengers and the crew, were killed in this crash.
Then, in the March of 2019, the Ethiopian Airlines Flight on Boeing 737 MAX flying from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya, also crashed very soon after the takeoff, taking lives of 157 people on board.
The most recent incident involving this type of plane happened in Florida during a Miami Air Flight. The plane crashed into the river when trying to land. Luckily, this time there were no casualties, but 21 people were injured.
We have already reported that engineers have conducted a major software upgrade. According to BBC, the company has finally completed all upgrades. Reportedly, the problem was in the new feature added to the plane – Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System, an autopilot function that pushes the nose of the plane down to stabilize it.
Boeing engineers have submitted the final results and papers to the Federal Aviation Administration and scheduled test flights. Moreover, all pilots were trained to work with the system in different kinds of circumstances.
FAA and authorities of Canada, the US and Europe will have to independently review and certify Boeing 737 MAX before it can return to the international airspace.
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