Boeing 787 Reported To Have A Software Glitch
Boeing 787s are blacklisted due to a software problem giving the wrong location data; Australia and Canada are restricting the airplanes operations.
Boeing is facing hang-ups with its product, 787, as reports say that it has minor problems with its software, which is providing inaccurate location data. It has been blacklisted; Canadian and Australian aviation industries have restricted the products operations.
Boeing Co. 787s have provided inaccurate aircraft location on five different occasions, according to Flightglobal’s Stephen Trimble reports. Most of the orders that were placed for this product have already been delivered to the customers who are now complaining about a software glitch causing incorrect location data to air traffic control. The aircraft manufacturer said regarding this reported problem that ‘a service bulletin with instructions for operations to correct the position reporting error will be released imminently.’
The aerospace company also refuses to acknowledge that this software glitch is dangerous by any means and defends the jet by adding that other sensors, such as the radar help to provide the needed positional data for safe operations. It is also going to be sending out instructions very soon on how to overcome this problem with 787s. It has already managed to fix this issue in its factory; hence, the new products will not be affected.
However, no details were disclosed as to when exactly was this issue was fixed. Canada’s Air Traffic controllers initially noticed this problem on July 1, 2014, when one of these airplanes went off course by 38 miles roughly, all of a sudden the plane went back on course.
The aviation companies in countries, such as Canada and Australia, have already blacklisted the aerospace giant’s airplane. Australia has put restrictions at three of its airports on 787, while Canada is taking different action necessary to protect the aviation industry and the pilots with the passengers. The products location data software was reported to send partial information.
In other news, Boeing might be receiving new order from India very soon for its product, 777. Air India has plans to achieve $155 million from bank so that it can order and make the pre-delivery payments for the desired aircrafts of the company. The carrier had an agreement with the US aircraft maker earlier in 2006 of order of 68 aircrafts, including 15 B777-300ER, eight B777-200LRs, 18 B-737-800s and 27 Dream liners. However, some of the deliveries were postponed.
The agreement also stated that Air India would have to pay 15% of the gross cost of the products as an advance, 24 months before the delivery was made.
Boeing stock closed at $143.05, going red by -1.09% on December 14.