FAA tells Boeing to fix 747-8 software to avoid crash

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  1. gregm

    gregm Gold Member

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    Another thorn in the side of Boeing...(or whomever writes the software....)

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday ordered an immediate fix to the latest version of Boeing Co's 747-8 plane, saying a software glitch could cause it to lose thrust when close to landing and fly into the ground.

    The FAA's so-called airworthiness directive covers Boeing's 747-8 and 747-8F planes with certain General Electric Co engines. It calls for replacing defective software with a new, improved version."


    Read it and weep: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-regulator-demands-fix-boeing-747-8-avoid-165532312--sector.html
     
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    Boeing doesn't need any more news of this sort at this time, with all the MH370 and B787 headlines.
     
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    Lest we forget the 737 auto-throttle.......
     
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    Trying to forget that one too.
     
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