Boeing to upgrade software in 737 MAX 8 fleet in weeks

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Boeing did not reference Sundays Ethiopian Airlines crash in connection to the software upgrade. The software upgrade will be deployed across the 737 MAX fleet in the coming weeks it said. The fallout from the second crash involving Boeings newest 737 passenger jet has reached Australian shores after it became the latest country to ground the aircraft. Earlier this week the US Federal Aviation Administration reaffirmed the airworthiness of the Boeing 737 MAX. The deadly crash wiping out over $28 billion from the companys market value. Boeing stock bounced back slightly but is still down by around five percent in pre market trading on Tuesday. Chinas aviation regulator has ordered Chinese airlines to suspend their Boeing 737 8 aircraft the Civil Aviation Authority of China. A source at one Chinese operator of 737 MAX jets told Reuters the airline had stopped operations after getting a notice early on Monday. China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd four 737 MAX jets landed on Sunday evening and no further flights were scheduled until Tuesday FlightRadar24 data showed. Fiji Airways said it had followed a comprehensive induction process for its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and it had full confidence in the airworthiness of its fleet

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