UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Boeing, which is seeking to lift a ban on all its 737 Max aircraft, has launched test flights on this type of aircraft fitted with the MCA scanner system to install it, said sources close to the file for AFP.
The tests came after tests on flight simulators on Saturday in Renton, Wash. (Washington) pilots from American Airlines and Southwest used the aircraft, the sources said, asking not to be identified.
Boeing is racing against time to get a new permit The 737 max can fly again after more than two weeks of being banned from use because of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on the 10th of this month, which turned out to have parallels with the Leyon Air crash at the end of October. October. The incidents killed 346 people.
In both cases, experts believe that the aircraft stabilization system contributed to both incidents.
There were questions about the MCA system, which was introduced on the 737 Max 8 model, designed to guide the front of the plane down if it was in danger of falling.
An official source told AFP on Tuesday that Boeing had not yet notified the Federal Aviation Administration of the correction, which is supposed to allow the lifting of the ban on flights of these aircraft.
In addition to modifications to the system, the sources said Boeing had updated the flight manual and pilot training methods.
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