Boeing upgrades software on crisis-hit 737 MAX after deadly crash

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa last weekend

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa last weekend

In a document distributed by the airline to family members who lost loved ones in the crash, Ethiopian Airlines laid out a timetable for the return of victims´ belongings and the distribution of death certificates.

This is the 737 Max's automatic anti-stalling system which is created to keep the plane from stalling.

"He said he had a flight control problem".

Boeing Co plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said. An airline industry official told The Associated Press that Boeing has indicated it is more likely to be two to four weeks.

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone on Friday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about the crash, according to the White House.

However, Aimer said, after a certain point the Ethiopian Airlines plane's fate was sealed.

In a statement, Boeing said it had "full confidence" in the plane.

Air Canada was forced to cancel 52 flights as of Thursday afternoon because of the decision to ground the Max 8s. "It's just in the Ethiopian case, it occurred right after takeoff and continued", said Jeff Guzzetti, former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator.

"All airlines in the world should be well aware of the problem", Krause said.

The plane measures 252 feet from nose to tail.

Boeing and U.S. air safety regulators have been at odds over how much pilot training will be required along with the software fix, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Others carriers say it's too early for them to say whether they will because they can not yet estimate lost revenue and extra costs.

The grounding of planes has left USA and Canadian carriers wrestling with customer calls and flight cancellations.

Investigators haven't determined the cause of either crash, but Boeing would face large payouts to the families of passengers if the Max plane is found to be at fault.

Both major Canadian airlines relied heavily on the 737 Max planes, and warned the groundings would cause delays and disruptions as they deployed other aircraft.

"There's really no way to pull that aircraft up out of that nosedive", he said.

As families wait for the results from the investigation into the cause of the crash, Ethiopian Airlines is planning to hold a service on Sunday in Addis Ababa, at the Kidist Selassie, or Holy Trinity Cathedral, where numerous country's past rulers are buried beneath its pink stone spires. Southwest experienced a bookings decline last year fall after one person was killed by a piece of engine debris on a flight last year.

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