Boeing making 'steady progress' on path to certifying 737 Max software update, CEO says
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Employees work on Boeing 737 MAX airplanes at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington on March 27, 2019.
Boeing is making “steady progress” on the path to certifying a software update to the 737 Max and has made the final test flight before certification, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
“We are making steady progress toward certification,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a video on his Twitter account.
“Yesterday we completed the official engineering flight test with the updated software with our technical and engineering leaders on board the airplane. That was the final test flight prior to the certification flight.”
TWEET: We’re making steady progress on the path to certification for our 737 MAX software update thanks to the work of our Boeing pilots, engineers and technical experts.
Boeing is updating the software controlling an anti-stall system that has been linked to deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The 737 Max remains grounded around the world pending regulatory approval to resume flying.