In October, a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. This fatal error can occur even when the jet is not using the autopilot.
Both Lion Air and the APA reject the company's assertion.
"We value our partnership with Boeing, but were unaware of some of the functionality of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) installed on the MAX 8", an American Airlines spokesman said. USA pilots were also not made aware in training courses, pilot unions say.
Boeing declined to directly address the issue Monday, but did address the aircraft's overall safety.
An American pilot who also requested anonymity said the plane ideally should require more than one sensor to display a stall before reacting.
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An unresolved question is how Boeing measured the system's reliability and on what basis the FAA certified it as safe.
The Air Line Pilots Association, which represents United Continental Holdings Inc.'s flight crews, wrote to Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Dan Elwell Thursday saying it was "concerned that a potential, significant aviation system safety deficiency exists" and asking for more details. The training was restricted to three hours of computer-based training and a familiarization flight.
"We didn't receive any information from Boeing or from regulator about that additional training for our pilots", he told CNN. It has been reported that Boeing withheld information about the potential hazards associated with this new flight-control system, and that USA aviation regulators have launched a high-priority review of the safety analyses that Boeing performed over the years and what information it did or did not disclose to airlines about this new flight-control system.
The suit alleges this is a change from prior Boeing 737 designs and that the company failed to communicate the change. On Tuesday, November 13, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing data obtained from the Federal office of civil aviation US, as well as pilots and safety experts involved in the investigation of the crash of an Indonesian airline Lion Air in late October. However, divers have yet to locate the airline's cockpit voice recorder, which would shed light on pilot interactions that are important for gaining a fuller picture of the circumstances of the crash.
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