Boeing says it has made significant progress over the past several months in support of safely returning the 737 MAX to service, as the company continues to work with the Federal Aviation Authority and other global regulators on the process laid out for certifying the 737 MAX software and related training updates.
The company has also made significant governance and operational changes to further sharpen its focus.
The Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation Software (MCAS) has been updated by adding three additional layers of protection to prevent accidents.
The company is making steady progress on the second software update announced in June for additional flight control computer redundancy.
Boeing says it is also taking steps to implement previously announced actions that will sharpen its focus on product and services safety.
In September, Boeing announced the formation of a Product and Services Safety organisation that will review all aspects of product safety and maintain oversight of Boeing’s Accident Investigation Team and the company’s safety review boards.