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Kal Niranjan
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Boeing admits flaw in 737 Max flight simulator

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Boeing has been forced to correct a flaw in the software of flight training simulators that are meant to reproduce the flying conditions of the 737 Max aircraft involved in two deadly crashes in the past six months. The disclosure of a problem with the simulator software is a further blow to the credibility of the Boeing brand, which has been seriously damaged in recent months by the two crashes, in which 346 people died. Subsequent disclosures of serious design flaws both in the anti-stall system of the Max, the manoeuvring characteristics augmentation system (MCAS), as well as errors involving other safety systems have further undermined the reputation of the world’s largest commercial aircraft maker. Boeing revealed at the weekend that the software used on the Max training simulator was unable to reproduce some flight conditions, including the conditions which led to the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 10. The preliminary crash report from the Ethiopian authorities revealed that the pilots of that flight were flying at high speed and were unable to overcome the power of the MCAS system as it drove the plane’s nose down, by doing what Boeing had told them to do in such circumstances: use a manual wheel in the cockpit to bring the nose back up.

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