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In any case, the aircraft has been grounded since final March and whereas Max planes have been seen flying in a number of locations across the nation as airways repositioned their grounded fleet, this was completely different. This time, it was Boeing pilots flying the Max as a part of the corporate’s newest step in testing new software program within the plane.
Boeing stated it has begun flying a 737 Max aircraft with new software program as a check to see how the aircraft capabilities when it’s operated as a Max can be in an airline fleet. In an announcement explaining the flights, the corporate stated: “These non-commercial check flights with a small check group on board will train brief and long-haul flights, looking for out climate and altitude situations that can assist fulfill particular check situations for the up to date software program. These aren’t certification flights.”
Since then, Boeing engineers have been engaged on fixing the MCAS software program and on modifying pilot coaching and procedures so flight crews are ready to fly the 737 Max. Whereas modifications to the 737 Max software program are being examined by Boeing, adjustments to pilot coaching have but to be finalized and authorised by regulators.
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson stated on the Singapore air present that he believes the 737 Max certification flight may occur within the coming weeks.