FAA: Final version of Boeing software update expected to be completed in weeks

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Boeing’s software fix for their 737 max airplanes is going to take longer than initially thought.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the final version of Boeing’s software update is now expected to be completed over the next couple weeks.

Boeing originally thought it would have the updated software available either this week or last week.
But the FAA now says, after an ongoing review, Boeing is going to take more time to be certain they have addressed all of the issues with the flight control.

The FAA says they will review the system, and will not approve the software until they are completely satisfied with it.

22News spoke with Michael Baron who said although all 737 max planes have been grounded, airlines should still warn passengers of risks.

“When there’s a warning on a label the consumer is protecting against what they’re buying and an airplane is a bigger item people’s lives are in danger so I think it’s even more important for people to be aware of what the risks are,” Baron said. 

Both American airlines and southwest airlines are coming up with revised schedules for April and May to reduce delays and cancellations while they wait for FAA approval of the new software patch.

More than 300 jets have been grounded worldwide after two deadly crashes over the past several months.

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