After the crash of Lion Air 737 Max 8 in the month of October last year and the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, Boeing 737 Max was grounded to avoid such further accidents.
Currently, Boeing is getting a software update on the flight control system of the plane in order to increase the reliability and avoid such accidents and bring back the aircraft into operations.
The company has mentioned that the safety of the airplanes is Boeing’s highest priority. During the FAA’s review of the 737 MAX software update and recent simulator sessions, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identified an additional requirement that it has asked the company to address through the software changes that the company has been developing for the past eight months. The FAA review and the process of returning the 737 MAX to passenger service are designed to result in a thorough and comprehensive assessment. Boeing agrees with the FAA’s decision and request, and is working on the flight control system software. Addressing this condition will reduce down the workload of the pilot by accounting for a potential source of uncommanded stabilizer motion. Boeing will offer the 737 MAX for certification by the FAA until the company has satisfied all the requirements for certification of the MAX and its safe return to service.