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Boeing 737 MAX Software Patch Expected Soon

17 March 2019

France's Bureau of Inquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety has confirmed that it took possession of the flight data and cockpit voice recorders on Thursday.

American plane-maker Boeing has announced that it is weeks away from rolling out a software upgrade for its grounded 737 Max aircraft. The causes of the accident are yet to be investigated. The erratic flight path appeared similar to a fatal Lion Air crash in October.

"Victim identification will be carried out using reliable scientific and worldwide standards", Moges said at the news conference.

Meanwhile, American pilots have raised questions about the training provided to the flight crews. "We view the interruptions from the 737 Max grounding as a temporary one", he said in a note to clients.

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And Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger - noted for his safe landing of a damaged plane on the Hudson River in NY without loss of life - questioned the lack of experience of the Ethiopian first officer on the doomed flight, who reportedly had only 200 hours of flight time.

The investigations into both 737 Max crashes are underway, and expected to focus on the automated controls.

The record-breaking plane's debut was supposed to be a more extravagant affair open to the public, but the manufacturer limited the event to employees only following the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, reported Travel and Leisure. The information that they contain helps explain 90 percent of all crashes, according to aviation experts. The airline said its fleet of Max 8s carries between 10,000 and 12,000 passengers per day.

US President Donald Trump told reporters the "safety of the American people and all peoples is our paramount concern".

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However, Aimer said, after a certain point the Ethiopian Airlines plane's fate was sealed.

The 737 MAX series is Boeing's fastest-selling model and it is still relatively new with fewer than 500 in service.

Both major Canadian airlines relied heavily on the 737 Max planes, and warned the groundings would cause delays and disruptions as they deployed other aircraft.

Investigators looking into the Indonesian crash are examining whether the software automatically pushed the plane's nose down repeatedly, and whether the Lion Air pilots knew how to solve that problem.

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Boeing 737 MAX Software Patch Expected Soon