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Aug 31, 2022

Boeing hit with worldwide safety alert after flaw discovered in take-off and landing app

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Boeing received a worldwide safety alert after British safety experts said they discovered a possible vulnerability in its software used by pilots during takeoff and landing.

Earlier this month, the US Federal Aviation Administration issued a global “safety alert for operators” after researchers discovered a problem with Boeing’s Onboard Performance Tool (OPT), a mobile app that pilots can use to calculate safety before takeoff and landing…

The tool uses data on metrics such as weather and weight to help with calculations for aircraft leaving and returning to the runway.

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