A group of Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft sit on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded in US for ‘weeks’ during design fix, lawmakers say after FAA briefing

  • A software upgrade will need to be tested and installed in all 737 MAX planes before they can fly again, the FAA says
  • The fix relates to an automated control system called MCAS, that may be linked to crashes of Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air planes
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A group of Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft sit on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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