737 MAX: Boeing had to redo a flight simulator for pilot training

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"Boeing has made corrections to the flight simulation software and provided additional information to system operators to ensure that the experience is representative of different flight conditions," the aircraft manufacturer said in an e-mail. AFP.

Boeing did not say when he saw the defects and he immediately informed the regulators.

According to the aeronautical manufacturer, the software used in flight simulators was not able to reproduce certain flight conditions, including those that caused the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX accident on March 10, south-east of Addis Ababa. a few minutes after take-off, killing 157 people.

He says the changes he has made will improve the simulator pilot training.

"Boeing is working closely with system manufacturers and regulatory authorities on these changes and improvements to ensure that [pilot] customer [business] training is not interrupted," the Chicago group continues. .

The US airline Southwest, a large 737 MAX customer with 34 units in service with this aircraft grounded in mid-March, told AFP on Saturday that it should receive a specific MAX simulator "at the end dell & # 39; year

This is the first time Boeing has admitted a design flaw related to the 737 MAX equipment, whose malfunction of the MCAS anti-stall system has been implicated in the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy.

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