BOEING will fly the 737 Max after a safety test this week. Pilots and technical experts from regulators and companies plan 3 days of testing. The Boeing best-selling aircraft was caged last year after two accidents that killed 346 people.
This test is an important milestone for Boeing. Even if the security test goes well, the following month will need further security checks. Flight regulator grounded 737 Max about 15 months ago after two accidents namely Lion Air flights and Ethiopian Airlines flights.
As quoted by BBC recently, the case triggered a financial crisis in the 103-year-old company, sparked lawsuits from the families of victims, and raised questions about how Boeing and the US regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), carried out the approval process safety.
Investigators blame mistakes in flight control systems. The Boeing aircraft has been overhauled for months to meet new safety demands. A Boeing A 737 Max aircraft loaded with test equipment will run through a series of air scenarios near Boeing’s manufacturing base in Seattle.
It was said, the pilots would intentionally trigger a reprogrammed kiosk prevention software, known as MCAS. [antaranews]