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737 MAX 8 to get software upgrade

Boeing is issuing a software upgrade for the troubled 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the coming weeks.  (The announcement is fairly far down this article.)  Presumably this will address some issues with the MCAS flight software.

 

Hopefully the upgrade won't be online, with aircraft rebooting in mid-flight ...


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Re: 737 MAX 8 to get software upgrade


@rslade wrote:

Hopefully the upgrade won't be online, with aircraft rebooting in mid-flight ...


Not much risk of that given today's announcements.

 

Kinda interesting to watch how ET302 risk analysis is much more qualitative -- dominated by public relations and politics, whereas the earlier JT610 was more quantitative -- driven by investigation and analysis.   I'm sure there are  a few risk-analysis lessons in here somewhere.

 

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Re: 737 MAX 8 to get software upgrade

> denbesten (Community Champion) posted a new reply in Industry News on 03-14-2019 12:50 AM in the (ISC)² Community :

>    I'm sure there are a few risk-analysis lessons in here
> somewhere.

Including the time factor in change management. I note that the upgrade was
delayed for five weeks by a certain government shutdown. It would be interesting
to know if the upgrade could have prevented the recent tragedy, had it been
available ...

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