After Second Deadly Crash, Boeing Planning a Software Update for the 737 Max 8 Plane
Grappling with the second deadly crash of Boeing’s 737 Max 8, the company says it’s working on installing “software enhancements” to its bestselling passenger jet.????Those updates, stemming from last fall’s Lion Air crash involving that same model which killed all 189 on board.????According to Boeing the update would change some things about the new anti-stall flight system which may have played a part in why the LionAir flight went down after just 13 minutes of flight-time.
Some argue it was bad maintenance and pilot error which caused the crash.????Now less than six months later, the Ethiopian Airlines crash, which has killed all 157 on board, causing global action.????About a third of the 370 delivered Max fleet has been grounded with Australia and Singapore banning the jetliner from entering their airspace.????The FAA says it won’t be grounding the Max-8 planes as investigators examine the black boxes recovered from the charred wreckage.