Boeing will release a new software update and related pilot training for the 737 MAX aircraft which will address concerns discovered in the aftermath of the Lion Air flight 610 accident, Dennis Muilenburg, the chairperson and CEO of Boeing company, said in a Tuesday statement.
“We have been working in full cooperation with the US Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the National Transportation Safety Board, on all issues related to both the Lion Air and the Ethiopian Airline’s accidents,” Muilenburg added.
Work is progressing thoroughly and rapidly to discover more about the Ethiopian Airlines’ accident and understand the information from the airplane’s cockpit voice and flight data recorders, Muilenburg remarked.
Safety is at the core of Boeing’s business, he affirmed, noting that his company is collaborating with international regulators and government authorities in an effort to support the most recent investigation, understand the facts of what happened, and help prevent future tragedies.
“We know lives depend on the work we do, and our teams embrace that responsibility with a deep sense of commitment every day. The tragic losses of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Lion Air flight 610 affect us all, uniting people and nations in shared grief for all those in mourning … we continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers and crew onboard,” Muilenburg stated.
Based on facts from the Lion Air flight 610 accident and emerging data as it becomes available from the Ethiopian Airlines’ flight 302 accident, Boeing is taking actions to fully ensure the safety of the 737 MAX, Muilenburg stressed.
“Our team is onsite with investigators to support the investigation and provide technical expertise. The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau will determine when and how it is appropriate to release additional details,” he added.
Boeing has been in the business of aviation safety for more than 100 years, and will continue providing the best products, training, and support to our global airline customers and pilots, Muilenburg declared.