It’s been more than two months since Boeing’s 737 MAX planes were grounded due to a pair of deadly crashes.
It may not be long before they take flight, however, as Boeing says its completed development of the updated software that will fix the issues that caused both accidents.
“With safety as our clear priority, we have completed all of the engineering test flights for the software update and are preparing for the final certification flight,” said Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing.
“We’re committed to providing the FAA and global regulators all the information they need, and to getting it right.”
Along with the software updates, Boeing has also been performing associated simulator testing and the company’s engineering test flight.
The company has logged more than 360 hours on 207 flights with the updated MCAS software.
“We’re making clear and steady progress and are confident that the 737 MAX with updated MCAS software will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly,” says Muilenburg.
“The accidents have only intensified our commitment to our values, including safety, quality and integrity, because we know lives depend on what we do.”
The FAA is also reviewing enhanced training and education materials developed by Boeing.