March 20, 2019 / 8:54 PM / a month ago

U.S. FAA says Boeing to develop service bulletin on 737 MAX, calls it 'agency priority'

A police officer stands guard outside the FAA air traffic control center in Aurora, Illinois September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Karl Plume

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that Boeing Co is developing a service bulletin instructing airlines to install new flight control computer operational program software in the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX.

The agency said in a bulletin to foreign regulators and airlines that its “ongoing review of this software installation and training is an agency priority, as will be the roll-out of any software, training, or other measures.”

Boeing previously said it planned a software upgrade. The FAA and other regulators grounded the flight after two fatal crashes since October.

Reporting by David Shepardson; editing by Grant McCool

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