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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:38 PM

Boeing discovers issue with 737 Max flight computers, source says

Source: CNN

Boeing's troubled 737 Max has run into a new glitch.

During a recent technical review involving the Max, Boeing observed an issue with the plane's flight computers, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The source said the issue is not related to the software revisions Boeing made to address the cause of two fatal crashes that killed 346 people, and would not occur during flight. The Max has been grounded since March following the second of those crashes.

The computer issue was observed when booting up the computers on a Max and involves the so-called software power up monitoring function, which checks for anomalies when turning on the computers. It's similar to the steps any computer might make when first turned on. The source said the process of turning on the computers is performed when the plane is on the ground, rather than in flight.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/17/business/boeing-737-max-computer-glitch/index.html



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brooklynite Jan 17 OP
hlthe2b Jan 17 #1
Dennis Donovan Jan 17 #2
still_one Jan 17 #3
burrowowl Jan 17 #4
Happy Hoosier Jan 17 #8
B Stieg Jan 17 #5
applegrove Jan 17 #6
YOHABLO Jan 17 #7
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 18 #10
nitpicker Jan 18 #9
targetpractice Jan 18 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:40 PM

1. What a nightmare... Not sure what else to say

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:43 PM

2. Fortunately, doesn't sound like a real issue

"The source said the test was intended to find any issues like this one and that Boeing would fix the problem."

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 04:56 PM

3. It is actually a good thing, and I won't be surprised if they find more issues. It tells me they

are going over things with a lot of scrutiny. Yes, it should have been SOP, but when this is over hopefully things will change at Boeing, and the FAA

That is why Elaine Chao has to go also, and hopefully 2020 will take care of that

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:06 PM

4. The main problem is the airframe design no amount of software is going to change the laws

Of physics

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:49 PM

5. What a mess! Sheesh.

Still!?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:05 PM

6. This should be a Democratic talking point during the GE. Would be

on the news every two weeks if this was the 1970s. As it is it gets lost in the news environment.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:22 PM

7. I won't fly an airline that uses them. EVER!

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 10:10 AM

10. Here's a list:

In alphabetical order, this list names companies who have had aircraft delivered. Several of them are leasing companies that may lease to airlines not on the list. As of 10 months ago Delta did not operate any 737 MAX family of aircraft nor were they listed as having ordered any.

9 Air
AerCap
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aeroméxico
Air Canada
Air China
Air Lease Corporation
American Airlines
Aviation Capital Group
Avolon
BOC Aviation
Business Jet / VIP Customer(s)
CDB Financial Leasing (Ireland)
China Development Bank
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
CIT Leasing Corporation
Comair (South Africa)
Copa Airlines
Enter Air
Ethiopian Airlines
Fiji Airways
flydubai
GECAS
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Hainan Airlines
ICBC Leasing
Icelandair
Jet Airways
Lion Air
LOT Polish Airlines
Mauritania Airlines International
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Okay Airways
Oman Air
Royal Air Maroc
SCAT Airlines
Shandong Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
SilkAir
Smartwings
SMBC Aviation Capital
Southwest Airlines
SpiceJet
Sunwing Airlines
Timaero Ireland
TUI Group
Turkish Airlines
United Airlines
WestJet
XiamenAir

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:50 PM

11. I'll never fly in one of these aircraft...

When they are back in service they'll be held together with the software equivalent of bubblegum and band-aids.

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