In a move likely linked to the on-going investigation into the fatal crash in October of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8, the aircraft manufacturer has issued a bulletin to operators explaining a system unique to the MAX that automatically pushes the nose down to help prevent stalls in certain flight profiles. Boeing on Nov. 10 issued a multi-operator message (MOM) explaining the MAX's maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) "commands nose-down stabilizer" in ...

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