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World awaits FAA decision on Boeing proposal

People who live in New York have no doubt been concerned about the safety of airline travel, especially after two fatal accidents have been likely linked to defaults in a specific aircraft designed and produced by a market leader in commercial aviation. Worldwide, the Boeing 737 Max aircraft has been grounded as a result but what is really needed to revive consumer trust is some way of knowing how the problem can be fixed.

As reported by CNBC, the aircraft manufacturer put forth a proposal to address the problems recently. Now, the matter is in the hands of the Federal Aviation Administration as it reviews the proposal to determine whether or not it will approve it. If that happens, however, the planes will not be released to the air immediately. It could actually take as long as three months before that happens.

The problem seemed to center around the plane's automated flight system and included the fact that the system was only receiving information about the plane's angle relative to the outside air or wind by one sensor. The proposed changes include providing this information from two sensors. If the data from the two sensors do not match within a set parameter, a pilot will be alerted and the automatic system will be disabled so that the plane does not force itself into a nosedive.

Boeing has also indicated that it will provide additional training to pilots so that they are able to effectively override the automatic system if and when needed. 


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