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FAA to Share Data With Foreign Govts Prior to 737 Max Return to Service - Report

© AP Photo / Mulugeta AyeneAn Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 sits grounded at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, March 23, 2019
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 sits grounded at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Sputnik International
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will share a safety analysis, that will inform decision making on return to service of 737 Max jets, with foreign governments, Reuters reported citing the Acting Administrator.

The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday, cited by Reuters, he does not have a specific timetable for when the agency may unground the Boeing 737 MAX.

"I'm not tied to a timetable", Dan Elwell told reporters ahead of a meeting planned for Thursday with more than 30 international air regulators, according to Reuters.

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Elwell said he plans to share the FAA's safety analysis to date on Thursday, but said the agency is still waiting Boeing's formal software upgrade and emphasized the FAA has not decided on the revised training requirements, Reuters reported.

Last week, Boeing said in a press release that it has completed the updated Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) software updates for its 737 MAX aircraft following the crashes of two of them killing 346 people.

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Boeing said it is now providing additional information to address Federal Aviation Administration requests that include details on how pilots interact with the aircraft’s controls and displays in different flight scenarios.

The Federal Aviation Administration reportedly failed to recognize the critical safety risks of Boeing’s 737 MAX flight-control system implicated as the culprit in the two deadly crashes in Indonesia last October and in Ethiopia in March.

The second tragedy led to world aviation authorities and carriers either grounding all 737 MAX series aircraft or closing their airspace to them.

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Pilots from American Airlines have reportedly called on Boeing to fix the problems with the 737 MAX jets weeks after the crash in Indonesia. During a closed-door meeting, the pilots even asked Boeing to push the authorities to ground all 737 MAX aircraft.

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