Europe And Canada Regulators Demand Substantial New Changes To Boeing 737 MAX Flight Controls
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June 25, 2020 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
Aviation safety regulators in Europe and Canada have demanded design changes to the flight control systems on Boeing's 737 MAX that go beyond fixing the flawed system (MCAS) that ultimately brought down the aircraft in two fatal crashes.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has told Boeing it must come up with design upgrades to satisfy these concerns.
Yet all three regulators have agreed Boeing will be required to make these additional design changes and retrofit the worldwide fleet only after the MAX returns to service.
The required changes to the flight control systems highlight weaknesses in the 737's inherited avionics systems.
The fixes could...
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