Boeing is preparing a software update for the 737’s flight control computer to prevent nose-high upsets when the autopilot tries to follows a “false glideslope” during instrument landing system (ILS) approaches. The changes, part of a broader package of upgrades coming to the 737 this fall, will address a problem recently highlighted by the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) in its investigation into a pitch upset by a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 on an ILS approach to the Eindhoven ...
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