USA officials said American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines flew tens of thousands of flights with the MAX and reported no unusual incidents with MCAS.
In both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, the MCAS pointed the plane sharply downward based on a faulty sensor reading, hindering pilot control after takeoff, according to preliminary crash investigations. The two tragedies killed 346 people. "[.] The accidents have only intensified our commitment to our values, including safety, quality and integrity", said Muilenburg.
"Boeing has developed enhanced training and education materials that are now being reviewed with the FAA, global regulators, and airline customers to support return-to-service and longer-term operations", the company statement said.
Boeing's announcement about the software update followed the grilling of FAA acting administrator Dan Elwell by the US House Transportation Committee on Wednesday. "This includes a series of regional customer conferences being conducted around the world".
Other lawmakers defended the FAA and Boeing and suggested that the October 29 crash of a Lion Air jet off Indonesia and the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max were due at least partly to pilot error.
With the 737 Max out indefinitely, turbulent times lay ahead for Boeing (BA) stock.
Meanwhile, multiple investigations, including the initial crash investigation, are ongoing.
Last week, Seifman met with Boeing management with a focus, obviously, on the 737 Max. "I am not happy with a 13-month gap between finding that anomaly and us finding out about it", Elwell said.
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Aviation regulators in other countries will complete their own reviews of the software separate from the worldwide Joint Authorities Technical Review, or JATR, the FAA has organized. And during the hearing, Ranking Member Sam Graves, a Republican from Missouri, who expressed concern about tearing down the USA system based on what happened in other countries, bolstered that view by raising questions about pilot errors in the crashes and their levels of experience.
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