Boeing prepares update for 737 Max: “As part of the update, the company said Max pilots would need to receive an additional 30-minute training program on the software.”
Medicynical note: This entire fiasco has a recurrent theme. Cut corners to save money. When faced with a superior Airbus design Boeing opted to try and update the 1967 737 airframe with disastrous results–an unstable plane requiring software to keep from crashing. Two planes have crashed and almost 400 souls perished and now Boeing proposes 30 minutes of training to master a new software shim. To save money there will be no time on a simulator; no more extensive orientation; just a 30 minute training video or some sort document . It’s really too little too late.