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The software fix gets them back into the air.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
The software fix gets them back into the air. And it may be enough for early run aircraft to continue flying without requiring any changes that are identified, if any.
Chief Executive Dennis A. Muilenburg said Thursday that a new software update would prevent future incidents.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Zaphod58
Well thats good anyway. At least they will all be upgraded.
Will each aircraft be subject to re certification or just the model itself.
originally posted by: moebius
a reply to: Mandroid7
There are numerous warnings like low altitude, stall, overspeed etc.
Imho the MCAS thing is there to avoid costly pilot training, make the transition to the new aircraft as seamless as possible. It is all about money.
Recall, after all, that the whole point of the 737 Max project was to be able to say that the new plane was the same as the old plane. From an engineering perspective, the preferred solution was to actually build a new plane. But for business reasons, Boeing didn’t want a “new plane” that would require a lengthy certification process and extensive (and expensive) new pilot training for its customers. The demand was for a plane that was simultaneously new and not new.
But because the new engines wouldn’t fit under the old wings, the new plane wound up having different aerodynamic properties than the old plane. And because the aerodynamics were different, the flight control systems were also different. But treating the whole thing as a fundamentally different plane would have undermined the whole point. So the FAA and Boeing agreed to sort of fudge it.