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Boeing Vows To Fix Their Controversial Control System

Boeing Will Be Fixing Issue With 737 Max Aircraft After the two crashes of Boeing 737 Max aircrafts the public are pushing Boeing to fix what is broken with...

Boeing Will Be Fixing Issue With 737 Max Aircraft

After the two crashes of Boeing 737 Max aircrafts the public are pushing Boeing to fix what is broken with their airplanes and Boeing is responding to the demand. They announced that they will be altering the control systems for the 737 Max control systems that were linked as the cause for the crashes.

All the 737 Max airplanes are grounded internationally and there is no certainty on when the planes will be allowed to fly again. The safety system in the 727 Max will also include a standard warning system, instead of making it an optional feature.

Investigators are still looking into the factors that caused these crashes, but both planes involved in the crashes didn’t have alert systems that are supposed to warn the pilots when sensors show contradictory readings.

One of the key factors to these crashes was similar software. The program that is designed to keep the plane from stalling is the Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which reacts to sensors that detect whether the aircraft is climbing at a too steep angle.

Investigating the connected Lion Air crash last year determined that the system malfunctioned, forcing the nose of the aircraft to drop more than 20 times before crashing into the sea. Boeing updated the software to disable the MCAS if it detects conflicting data from the sensors.

In an official statement Boeing said that the upgrades were not an admission that the system had caused the crashes. The Senate is also holding hearings with the FAA about their practices involving employees of a plane manufacturer over inspecting, testing, and certifying their aircraft.

The proceedings are ongoing and as more details arise to the cause of this situation, Boeing will hopefully be able to fix their broken system.

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