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Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

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Re: Lifts the veil on aviation ...

Was this wheeze from Boeing an attempt to avoid that extra cost (thus making the plane more attractive to airlines) ?

It was a way for Boeing to claim that the new 737 MAX handled in a similar way to the old 737NG and 737/800, thus allowing them to bypass new type certification for the aircraft, which would have delayed the roll out and cost more.

All new planes require that pilots have to be trained in their handling and control, so that is a normal, accepted cost to the airlines.

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