Boeing Co., the world's No. 1 low-priced aircraft carrier maker was exploring an option to a preliminary investment of as much as $1 billion in a bid to develop skillsets of aviation-industry pilots as a part of its long-term plan to enhance aviation safety, at least two people directly briefed over the subject-matter had unveiled on Wednesday, the 6th of November 2019, remarking a quicker-than-expected industry-wide reform after Boeing Co.
Boeing, in a statement, said it provided technical documents to regulators "in a format consistent with past submissions". "While this happens we continue to work with the FAA and global regulators on certification of the software for safe return of the MAX to service".
The person said it could take "weeks" to satisfy regulators in a worst-case scenario, though Boeing believes it can address the omissions in a matter of days.
Boeing is ramping up the number of people assigned to deal with the software program documentation, a source stated.
In September, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said the agency had told Boeing "it's really better to be very methodical and very detailed rather than try to rush a partially completed product and then say, 'We'll get back to you with the rest of it'".
Regulators overseeing changes on Boeing Co.'s 737 Max rejected an audit of how the software was being developed, prompting the company to make revisions and possibly slowing the return of the jetliner to service, said a person familiar with the action.
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says his airline is feeling more confident that its grounded Boeing 737 Max jets will soon be approved to fly again.
Airlines across the world, including in India, grounded their fleet of the Max aircraft after twin crashes - Indonesia'a Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines - had resulted in more than 300 passengers losing lives.
Documentation requirements are central to certification for increasingly complex aircraft software, and can become a source of delays.