American Airlines said Wednesday that it was "unconscious" about some features of an Boeings 737 MAX anti-stall system until last…
American Airlines said Wednesday that it was “unconscious” about some features of an Boeings 737 MAX anti-stall system until last week.
Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued guidance on the system last week after a Lion Air jet crashed in Indonesia on October 29, killing all 189 people aboard.
“We value our partnership with Boeing, but were not aware of any of the functionality of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System installed on MAX 8,” says a US airline spokesman.
He said that American Airlines must ensure that pilots are fully trained on routines and understand important systems on the jets as they fly.
“Work on FAA and Boeing is ongoing, and we continue to keep pilots informed about updates,” said spokesman.