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Boeing halt deliveries of its MAX family aircraft after the global grounding of MAX jets, aftermath of two brand new MAX8 crashes in less than five month interval.
However, Boeing said to continue the production, “while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact” the production.
FAA and Boeing reinstated that MAX is one of the safest aircraft to be airborne, while the rest found issues with its Angle of Attack sensor.
Boeing introduced MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) to counteract the pitch up effect of the larger diameter LEAP-1B engines at high Angle of Attack.
Boeing believes that software update could fix the problem, but sources close to Boeing says it will take more than six months for a software fix.
According to FligtGlobal data, Boeing has a total 4,617 MAX jets in order backlog and a further 613 options worth about US$633 billion,