FAA Announced Requirements On Boeing 737 Max Flights
The Federal aviation administration (FAA) of the United States ordered several changes to the software and other systems of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The report of this regulatory body was published on Monday on the FAA official website.
As noted in the document, the FAA specialists "have previously established that the proposed changes to the design of the 737 MAX, crew procedures, and maintenance effectively reduce the security threats related to the aircraft." The regulator, in particular, prescribes adding another sensor to the system to improve maneuverability characteristics. In case of conflicting readings, the system must be switched off. It's expected that the relevant software will be further developed.
Besides, as the FAA notes, pilots should receive more warnings during the flight. Make changes to the electrical wiring of the liner. The air regulator gives 45 days for all interested parties to submit comments on these and other improvements to the Boeing 737 MAX.
The operation of the Boeing 737 MAX was suspended after two accidents. On March 10, 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people. On October 29, 2018, 189 people were killed in the crash of a similar model of Lion Air in Indonesia.
Boeing management acknowledged that in both cases, there was a failure in the maneuverability improvement system on Board the aircraft before they crashed. After that, many countries, including Russia, the United States, and the European Union, suspended the operation of this series of aircraft for security reasons.
As noted by the Wall Street Journal, the FAA regulations mean that the operation of the Boeing 737 MAX can resume at the end of this year. The publication notes that some of the improvements discussed in the report were discussed before March 2019.