Maria Montero

Boeing 737 MAX will likely receive an updated software patch in …

Boeing Co plans to release updated software for its 737 MAX In a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said.

The Boeing 737 series first entered production in 1967.

The US plane maker has been working on a software update for an antilock system and pilot screens on its best-selling jet after Lion Air’s deadly crash in Indonesia in October.

The similarities between the flight path in the Lion Air incident and Sunday’s crash at Ethiopian Airlines have raised new questions about the system, but as of yet there is no evidence whether the same software is again a potential problem.

Asked about the timeline, first reported by AFP, a Boeing spokesperson referred to a statement Monday that the update would be rolled out to the 737 MAX fleet in the coming weeks.

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