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Is there finally a fix for Boeing?

Questions multiply about flight testing for the B737 MAX 8, MCAS software refinements, whistle-blowers and passenger confidence.

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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (above), parked on the tarmac after being grounded, in California. Last month, three major Chinese carriers - Air China, China Southern and China Eastern - perhaps prodded by the US-China trade impasse, demanded compensation for the grounded B737 MAX 8 jets. Others will follow.

BOEING says it has a fix for the B737 MAX 8 jet that is currently grounded worldwide. This relates to a software fix for the MCAS (Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System), which is believed to have sent two planes into a fatal nosedive. This should be good news for travellers. Is it?...

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