Boeing has begun a series of information sessions with pilots, technicians and regulators on its 737 MAX as it works towards having the global grounding of the type lifted.

The aircraft manufacturer confirmed that it held the first session on 23 March and is planning another one on 27 March.

“This is part of our ongoing effort to share more details about our plan for supporting the safe return of the 737 MAX to commercial service,” Boeing said in a statement.

Boeing added that it will continue to work closely with customers and regulators on the forthcoming software and training updates for the aircraft, which were issues raised by the US FAA on 21 March.

The company is currently preparing a service bulletin for the updated flight computer software and training is being developed, but no date has been set as to when it will be issued to operators. Boeing is assuming that this will go someway to bring an end to the grounding.

So far there have been ten similarities linked between the 2018 Lion Air crash and the loss of Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 on 10 March.

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