Corrected: Boeing making 'steady progress' on path to certifying 737 MAX software update: CEO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This version of the story corrects day of week to U.S. local time) Boeing Co is making 'steady progress' on the path to certifying a software update to the 737 MAX and has made the final test flight before certification, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Reuters April 18, 2019 07:05:21 IST
Corrected: Boeing making 'steady progress' on path to certifying 737 MAX software update: CEO

Corrected Boeing making steady progress on path to certifying 737 MAX software update CEO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This version of the story corrects day of week to U.S. local time)

Boeing Co is making "steady progress" on the path to certifying a software update to the 737 MAX and has made the final test flight before certification, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

"We are making steady progress toward certification," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a video on his Twitter account.

"Yesterday we completed the official engineering flight test with the updated software with our technical and engineering leaders on board the airplane. That was the final test flight prior to the certification flight."

Boeing is updating the software controlling an anti-stall system that has been linked to deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The 737 MAX remains grounded around the world pending regulatory approval to resume flying.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Writing by Jamie Freed; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

TAGS:

also read

U.S. to double public climate finance to developing countries by 2024
World

U.S. to double public climate finance to developing countries by 2024

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States said on Thursday it would boost public climate finance to help poor countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate, doubling funding by 2024 from high average levels hit during the Obama administration. The White House said it was embracing "ambitious but attainable goals" for international aid to developing countries, given the urgency of the climate crisis and to compensate for a sharp drop in U.S. funding during the Trump administration.

More risks to pregnant women, their newborns from COVID-19 than known before - study
World

More risks to pregnant women, their newborns from COVID-19 than known before - study

(Removes extraneous word 'while' in paragraph 3) (Reuters) -Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 and their newborn children face higher risks of complications than was previously known, a study by British scientists showed on Friday. An infection of the new coronavirus in such newborns is associated with a three-fold risk of severe medical complications, according to a study conducted by scientists at the University of Oxford. (https://bit.ly/3tNwkJ7) Pregnant women are at higher risk of complications such as premature birth, high blood pressure with organ failure risk, need for intensive care and possible death

Spain's left-wing leader, interior minister get death threat letters
World

Spain's left-wing leader, interior minister get death threat letters

MADRID (Reuters) -Anonymous death threat letters with bullets enclosed in the envelopes have been sent to two of Spain's top security officials and the leader of the hard-left Unidas Podemos party, officials said on Friday, adding police are investigating.