Boeing will offer pilot training on 737 Max to address safety concerns

Boeing will offer pilot training on 737 Max to address safety concerns
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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Monday that Boeing will offer pilot training for the 737 Max following two deadly crashes involving the aircraft in recent months.

Muilenburg wrote in a letter to airlines, passengers and the aviation community that Boeing would offer the training and release updated software for the aircraft to “address concerns," according to The Associated Press.

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The new software in the plane is thought to have played a role in a crash earlier this month in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people aboard and an October crash in Indonesia that left 189 people dead, the AP noted.

The most recent crash prompted authorities in many countries, including the U.S., to temporarily ground the 737 Max planes. The U.S. was the last major country to order the planes to be grounded, a move that was made following pressure from lawmakers and some in the aviation industry.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that federal prosecutors as well as officials with the Department of Transportation are probing the development of the aircraft. According to the newspaper, a grand jury in Washington, D.C., subpoenaed at least one person involved in the plane's development for documents.