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Boeing Outsourced Software to $9 Programmers, Probe Expands Beyond the Max

• by Mike Mish Shedlock

Last week the FAA issued statement on a new risk that Boeing must mitigate. The new risk does not involve the MACS but could lead to similar results according to the Seattle Times.

The Federal Aviation Administration discovered that data processing by a flight computer on the jetliner could cause the plane to dive in a way that pilots had difficulty recovering from in simulator tests, according to two people familiar with the finding who asked not to be named discussing it.

While the issue didn't involve the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System linked to the two accidents since October that killed 346 people, it could produce an uncommanded dive similar to what occurred in the crashes, according to one person, who wasn't authorized to speak about the matter.