Boeing plans to update the software of all its 737 MAX aircraft within a maximum period of 10 days, according to a source close to the company quoted by the Reuters news agency.
The American company has been working on a software update for its system to prevent the aircraft from stalling and improve a series of key points in the cabin in which to date has been its best-selling model, before an accident occurred with One of these aircraft of the Indonesian company Lion Air last October.
The similarities between what happened in the crash of the Lion Air plane and that of Ethiopian Airlines, which crashed last Sunday, have raised many doubts about the efficiency of the aircraft system, but at the moment there is no proof that the The aircraft’s software was the cause of the two accidents.
Boeing has announced on Thursday that it suspends the outstanding deliveries of its model 737 MAX after the decision of the United States to remove these devices from the airspace and waiting to know the causes of the accidents registered in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
A spokesman for the American manufacturer has specified that no change has been made in the rate of production of the model 737 MAX and will continue with the average of 52 aircraft per month, although it has indicated that the company continues «working through production decisions» , according to ‘The Wall Street Journal’.
The Boeing 737 MAX model, which is produced at the Boeing assembly plant in Renton, Washington, has been implicated in two recent plane crashes, the one recorded last Sunday in Ethiopia, which resulted in 157 deaths, and the produced in Indonesia last October, which resulted in 189 deaths.
The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) of the United States stressed the relationship that the accident of the plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines may have with that of Lion Air that crashed in the Java Sea.