Dickson To Test Updated 737 MAX Software This Week Written 19 September 2019

19 September 2019
ABC News reports that FAA Administrator Steve Dickson “will get into the MAX flight simulator later this week at Boeing’s headquarters to see for himself if he can handle the automated flight control system misfire that led to the grounding of the aircraft around the world.” Dickson “said it’s premature to point fingers or cast blame, but acknowledged there were some common threads in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents.” Added Dickson, “We need to make sure nothing like that ever happens again, they should not have occurred.” Dickson also “said he will not recertify the plane until he feels comfortable flying the plane himself, or putting his own family on it.” Dickson, detailing international regulatory collaboration, “emphasized that it’s not just about certifying the machine as a technical piece of equipment, but also looking at how ‘the human interacts with the system’ and how that operator is trained.” (Image: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked adjacent to Boeing Field, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Seattle. | Associated Press-©)
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