FAA has given operators of nearly 500 U.S.-registered Boeing 737NGs until September 23, 2017 to replace autothrottle computers—a fix that eliminates a design flaw which contributed to a 2009 Turkish Airlines accident in Amsterdam. While the fix mandates changing the GE-supplied computer, the directive’s purpose is getting new software, contained on the computers, installed.  “The new software will prevent a single erroneous but valid radio altitude signal from causing ...


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