Boeing 737 MAX software patch expected before end-March: sources

Boeing 737 MAX software patch expected before end-March: sources

FILE PHOTO: Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, including two 737 MAX 8 aircraft bearing the logo of China Southern Airlines, third from left and another seen at right, are parked at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 11, 2019. REUTERS/David RyderSINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) plans to release upgraded software for its…

FILE PICTURE: Boeing 737 MAX airplane, including two 737 MAX 8 aircraft bearing the logo of China Southern Airlines, 3rd from left and another seen at right, are parked at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 11,2019 REUTERS/David Ryder

SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Co ( BA.N) plans to release updated software application for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources acquainted with the matter stated.

The U.S. planemaker has been dealing with a software application upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot screens on its fastest-selling jetliner in the wake of the lethal Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October.

Resemblances between the flight path in the Lion Air event and Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash have raised fresh questions about the system, but so far there is no proof on whether the exact same software application is once again a potential issue.

Inquired about the timeline, first reported by AFP, a Boeing spokesperson described a statement on Monday that the upgrade would be released across the 737 MAX fleet in the coming weeks.

Reporting by Jamie Freed and Tim Hepher; editing by Richard Pullin

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