During the test flight, the flight crew carried out different circumstances to test failure conditions, Boeing stated.
Updated: April 4, 2019, 9: 11 AM IST
Submit image of Boeing 737 MAX 7. (Image: Reuters)
Boeing Co stated on Wednesday its president, Dennis Muilenburg, had joined a test flight on a 737 MAX 7 jetliner for a presentation of updated MCAS anti-stall software. The software is at the centre of examinations in the crash of Ethiopian Flight 302 last month and a Lion Air accident in Indonesia 5 months earlier. Both involved the somewhat larger 737 MAX 8 model, which includes the exact same cockpit.
Throughout Wednesday’s test flight, the flight team carried out different circumstances to check failure conditions, Boeing said. “The software upgrade worked as created, and the pilots landed safely at Boeing Field (near Seattle),” it stated in a declaration.
” Boeing will conduct additional test and demo flights as we continue to work to demonstrate that we have recognized and properly dealt with all certification requirements. We will send the update for FAA (Federal Air travel Administration) review once that work has been completed in the coming weeks.”