Boeing's statement that it had failed to raise an alert to the inoperative circuit further eroded trust in the manufacturer after the crashes of 737 Max airliners in Indonesia in October and Ethiopia last month that killed 346 people.
The safety alert, called an "angle of attack" (AOA) indicator, tells pilots if a sensor is transmitting bad data. But it did not disclose the issue to airlines or safety regulators until after the Lion Air plane crashed off the Indonesian coast, killing all 189 aboard.
In 2017, Boeing discovered an error with the angle of attack (AOA) Disagree alert, which notifies pilots of discrepancies with the sensors that track the lift of a plane's nose.
Boeing said it is issuing a display system software update "to implement the AOA Disagree alert as a standard, standalone feature before the MAX returns to service".
"Neither the (optional) angle of attack indicator nor the AOA Disagree alert are necessary for the safe operation of the airplane", Boeing said in the statement.
The FAA, in a separate statement Sunday, said that following the disclosure by Boeing in November, its Corrective Action Review Board "determined the issue to be "low risk" and decided it could be dealt with as part of Boeing's software update announced after the Lion Air crash and still in the works.
All Boeing 737 Maxes have now been grounded. They criticized Boeing's original software design that made a decision to rely on data from a single AOA sensor, noting that a scenario in which a breakdown of the single sensor due to defects was not considered.
Boeing said it also told the FAA that company engineers had identified the issue in 2017, along with the findings from their internal review process.
"However, Boeing's timely or earlier communication with the operators would have helped to reduce or eliminate possible confusion", he added.
Boeing did not inform the airlines, the pilots and the public until April 29, six weeks after the second crash.
Even if they had been concerned with safety, many of them may not have known the right questions to ask since most lack experience in aerospace and defense, which MacMillan said is a problem, not only for Boeing, but for many corporate boards.
Accident investigators on the two plane crashes have linked erroneous data from the AOA system to the deadly incidents.
Although the angle itself is fundamental to flight, the industry has debated for years whether the information should be included in crowded cockpit displays because it is directly related to airspeed, which pilots already watch closely.
"That's negligence from Boeing in regards the AOA system", said Evi Samsul Komar, whose son and nephew were on the fatal flight.
The safety feature that displayed the readings from the two sensors was available for a fee.
Rockwell Collins, which was acquired previous year by United Technologies, provides the cockpit displays and flight-control computers for the 737 Max. "All customers with previously delivered MAX airplanes will have the ability to activate the AOA Disagree alert".
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