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Boeing 737MAX is getting a fundamental software redesign of flight controls

Discussion in 'Airplane, Aircraft & Jumbo Jet Talk' started by Everett 757, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    While conducting newly stringent tests on the Boeing 737 MAX flight control system, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June uncovered a potential flaw that now has spurred Boeing to make a fundamental software-design change.

    Boeing is changing the MAX’s automated flight-control system’s software so that it will take input from both flight-control computers at once instead of using only one on each flight. That might seem simple and obvious, but in the architecture that has been in place on the 737 for decades, the automated systems take input from only one computer on a flight, switching to use the other computer on the next flight.

    Boeing believes the changes can be accomplished in time to win new regulatory approval for the MAX to fly again by October.

    https://www.seattletimes.com/busine...software-redesign-of-737-max-flight-controls/
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    I guess we’ll see what happens with this software redesign.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    It’s simple the FAA is not going to make any decision. When everything was rubber stamped, it now has to be “looked” at and looked at ......and!

    I don’t believe there is anyone in the FAA that will make the decision to approve the MAX to fly.

    So Boeing continues to bleed at a rate of 100 Million a month......How long can this go on?
     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    The 737Max is going to end up in the Mojave Desert or at the Pima Air and Space Museum Boneyard before ever making another flight and sadly thousands of Boeing Employees will lose their jobs. And the guys that caused the whole thing are either already gone or planning their exit. As far as Mulienburg, he'll get a golden parachute and end up being the new CEO at Fiat/Chrysler.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    :eek:
     
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