The US company confided to Reuters that it is working on two updates to its software after finding problems that could cause the loss of control of the aircraft.
According to Boeing, the first error involves hypothetical failures in the flight control computer microprocessor, which could lead to loss of control.
The second is related to the autopilot disconnection in the final section near landing, which is when the aircraft aligns with the runway before descending.
The manufacturer confirmed that none of these problems have been observed in flight and should they occur, there are warnings in the flight deck to alert the crew.
Boeing is already working on the implementation of these updates for the test flight that it will carry out to obtain certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration. (FAA)
Throughout 2019 the company had to deal with constant failures in its 737 MAX, which prevented its return.
The most recent problem related to this aircraft dates back to the beginning of February 2020, when it discovered that an indicator light in the system that helps to raise and lower the nose of the plane lit when it should not.
The 737 MAX test flight could occur in late May, although Boeing remains confident that the new problems will not affect the aircraft’s return to service, forecast for mid-2020.
The FAA has not confirmed dates for a possible certification flight, only confirmed that it is in contact with the manufacturer and anticipated that it must demonstrate compliance with all standards.
This is not the only problem Boeing is dealing with, as the coronavirus pandemic forced the company to close all its plants.
Just yesterday, Bloomberg reported that the manufacturer discontinued production of the 787 Dreamliner, the last factory it kept operating in the United States and one of its main sources of income after the debacle of the 737 MAX.
Previously, Boeing had closed its Seattle plants due to the escalation of COVID-19 infections in that region.
In December, the company announced that it would stop manufacturing the 737 MAX, a decision it made in mid-January by relocating all employees working on the aircraft to other areas of the company.