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5/15, 6:03 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Boeing to submit 737 MAX fix 'next week or so' - FAA chief

Boeing is expected to submit a fix for the software issue that is believed to have led to the deadly crashes of two of the company's 737 MAX 8 planes in the "next week or so," according to Dan Elwell, the acting administrator of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Elwell stressed that the FAA will make sure the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are "absolutely safe" before it allows the planes to fly again. "It’s important we get this right," he noted.

Most airlines and countries around the world, including the US, grounded the 737 MAX models in response to the crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines which killed a total of over 300 people. The FAA launched a probe to determine the cause of the accidents, particularly focusing on the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), an automated anti-stall system designed to prevent the plane's nose from lifting too high, which was blamed for the crashes.

Breaking the News / NP