Southwest Airlines has canceled more than a thousand flights of Boeing 737 Max after the Federal Aviation Administration discovered a new flaw in its flight software. The company's announcement follows the news that United and American Airlines are postponing the reintroduction of the 737 Max by November.
Three US carriers have spent the last few weeks repetitively announcing new cancellations by Boeing and the FAA. 737 Max killed 346 lives in two deadly crashes over five months.
Boeing's CEO Dennis Muilenberg said on March that an aircraft ground ordered by global regulators in March "presents a serious challenge to customers, companies and supply chains." It is expected to record a loss of $ 4.9 billion in the second quarter due to Boeing landings and is not expected to resume flights until the fourth quarter. The company funded $ 100 million for victims' families and communities.
The fatal collision is stalled in the new 737 in some situations. Known as the Maneuvering Characterization Augmentation System (MCAS), the software performed calculations based on values read from a single external sensor on the airplane and did not know if the sensor was damaged.
This is true in both conflicts. To make matters worse, the pilot did not know what had happened. This was because Boeing did not release the software properly to the airline, it was partly to save money and to market the 737 Max faster.
The delay in the Southwest and Boeing 's financial disclosure came after the families of the victims testified before the House aviation subcommittee this week. Paul Njoroge, who lost her mother-in-law, mother-in-law, and three children, told the hearing that the FAA "recklessly" established Boeing's own safety policy. "FAA should have known that in critical safety systems failure of triple redundancy could lead to crashes and death."
The Transportation and Infrastructure House committee began an investigation into the FAA's certification process, Elaine Chao) The secretary also convened a committee to do the same thing. Chao has previously asked the Transport Bureau inspector to investigate the FAA certification process.