The United States Federal Aviation Administration, which has been investigating Boeing’s grounded 737 Max in the wake of two crashes attributable to malfunctions of its onboard techniques, has found one other, unrelated safety flaw. Reuters was first to report the information, with its sources indicating that the new safety issue was discovered in simulator tests last week, and now Boeing faces elevated delays — which can embody the potential want for fixes — earlier than it’s in a position to regain certification for airworthiness of its 737 Max.

A subsequent emailed assertion from the US regulator has confirmed, with out elaborating, that “The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate.” Citing two sources aware of the matter, Bloomberg reports that “data processing by a flight computer on the jetliner could cause the plane to dive in a way that pilots had difficulty recovering from in simulator tests.”

Boeing, for its half, has advised Bloomberg that it agrees with the FAA’s discovering and is working towards resolving the newly found safety risk, which is occurring alongside a extra expansive software program redesign that’s been in the works for eight months.

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