Even as Boeing inches closer to getting the 737 Max back in the air, new problems with the plane are emerging that go beyond the software that played a role in two deadly crashes.As part of the work to return the Max to service, the company and regulators have scrutinized every aspect of the jet, uncovering new potential design flaws.
At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing conducted an internal audit in December to determine whether it had accurately assessed the dangers of key systems given new assumptions about how long it might take pilots to respond to emergencies, according to a senior engineer at Boeing and three people familiar with the matter. Among the most pressing issues discovered were previously unreported concerns with the wiring that helps control the tail of the Max. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/business/boeing-737-max.html
Related: Boeing changes stance, recommends 737 MAX simulator training for pilots
(Reuters) - “Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Tuesday it was recommending that airline pilots undergo simulator training before they resume flying the 737 MAX, a shift from its previous position that pilots only needed computer-based training.”. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-simulator/boeing-changes-stance-recommends-737-max-simulator-training-for-pilots-idUSKBN1Z6292