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Well, as per the Seattle Times article I posted earlier, the "fix" should come reasonably fast:


On Monday, before the grounding of the 737 MAX, Boeing outlined “a flight control software enhancement for the 737 MAX,” that it’s been developing since soon after the Lion Air crash.

According to a detailed FAA briefing to legislators, Boeing will change the MCAS software to give the system input from both angle-of-attack sensors. It will also limit how much MCAS can move the horizontal tail in response to an erroneous signal. And when activated, the system will kick in only for one cycle, rather than multiple times. Boeing also plans to update pilot training requirements and flight crew manuals to include MCAS. ...



Leaves the question - if MCAS was deemed so essential that it would remain active even upon Autopilot disengagement - will the half-castration of that feature upset the balance the other way?

That is, instead of mercilessly pushing down the plane upon sensor malfunction, will there in future be a hightened risk of the system no longer being powerful enough to deal with the actual stall conditions it was designed to counteract?
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