The Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday that Boeing needed more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of having a role in two deadly crashes. The agency said it expected that Boeing would have the software upgrade for its 737 Max jets “in the coming weeks.” Boeing had been expected to complete the work last week, but Greg Martin, an F.A.A. spokesman, said the company needed more time to make sure it had identified and addressed all issues. The Dangerous Flaws in Boeing’s Automated System Here’s why a system designed to stabilize the 737 Max may have caused two deadly crashes in five months. Boeing did not immediately comment. Once completed, Boeing’s plan will need approval from the F.A.A. and other regulators, including those in Europe and China, which have indicated that they will conduct their own reviews. The planes have been grounded worldwide since mid-March, and the news on Monday suggests that airlines could be forced to park their Max jets longer than they had expected. Airlines that fly the jets are deploying other planes to fill some flights while canceling others. “We are aware that the resumption of service for our 737 Max aircraft may… Read full this story
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