Boing said it was updating software to address how the aircraft's flight control system MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) responds to erroneous sensor inputs.
Ethiopia's transport minister Dagmawit Moges says analysis of data from Boeing 737 MAX 8 black boxes show 'clear similarities' with October's Lion Air crash. Meanwhile, funerals were held for Ethiopia crash victims with little to bury.
Investigators of Ethiopian Airlines plane crash successfully downloaded the cockpit voice recorder of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, leading new details of what brought the plane down.
The analysis is expected to help figure out why the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft plunged to the ground minutes after take-off last week, killing all 157 people on board.
Several airlines have grounded the 737 MAX 8 in their fleets, but many others are continuing to fly the plane pending an investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.
Investigators have recovered both black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed just outside Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 157 on board.
The flight is the latest concrete sign of a thaw between the neighbouring countries which began only six weeks ago.
Africans have for years paid sky-high airfares when travelling within the continent but the single aviation market agreement signed by the African Union aims to break down barriers put in place by protectionism and high taxes.
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