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FAA orders Boeing to make more changes in 737 Max to address new risk

The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate

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The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered Boeing to make additional design changes

Alan Levin, Julie Johnsson & Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg
Boeing Co. tumbled after tests on the 737 Max revealed a new safety risk, prompting US regulators to order additional design changes to the grounded jetliner.

The Federal Aviation Administration discovered that data processing by a flight computer on the jetliner could cause the plane to dive in a way that pilots had difficulty recovering from in simulator tests, according to two people familiar with the finding who asked not to be named discussing it.

“The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate,” the agency said in an emailed statement Wednesday that didn’t provide specifics.
While the issue didn’t

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First Published: Jun 27 2019 | 11:48 PM IST

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