American Airlines Pilots Want ‘full Disclosure' From Boeing on 737 Max Fixes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again.But Eric Ferguson also says Boeing needs to fully explain how the Max differs from previous versions of the 737 -- something Boeing failed to do when it rolled out the new model."We can't know what we do not know, so we are expecting full disclosure of every modification to the airframe," Ferguson told reporters Monday.Ferguson took over the Allied Pilots Association in June, a few months after a heated meeting between Boeing officials and some American Airlines pilots. The pilots were angry that the manufacturer had not told them about new flight-control software that could push the plane's nose down.The software activated based on faulty sensor data on flights that crashed off Indonesia and in Ethiopia, killing 346 people.Boeing is reworking the software and hopes to get the plane flying again in the fourth quarter, although some analysts think 2020 is more likely.  Continue reading...

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