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Boeing finds new software flaw on grounded 737 MAX jet

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A man walks past a logo of multinational Aircraft manufacturing company Boeing at Taoyuan airport, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, 14 June 2016.

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Flight testers have found another flaw in the software of Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX plane. Boeing as well as the top US aviation regulator said the issue could most likely be fixed without extending the date for the plane’s return to service.
Boeing said that the 737 MAX passenger plane has a software fault that causes an indicator light to light up at the wrong time: “We are incorporating a change to the 737 MAX software prior to the fleet returning to service to ensure that this indicator light only illuminates as intended,” the company said on Thursday.
The plane was involved in two crashes that resulted in the deaths of 346 people. It was grounded in March and the company has since been struggling to lift the ban. It said it aims to have it lifted by mid-2020, after endorsing simulator training for pilots before flights resume.
Dennis Muilenburg, the Boeing CEO at the time, admitted that the company “made some mistakes”.
The Boeing 737 crisis has crippled the company’s earnings, with the aviation giant posting a net loss of $636 million last year, compared to some $10.5 billion in profits during the year before.

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