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BRIEF-SWAPA Provides Update On Issues Related To Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 And Lion Air Flight 610

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March 20 (Reuters) - SWAPA:

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS ASSOCIATION- UPDATE ON RECENT ISSUES RELATED TO ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 302 AND LION AIR FLIGHT 610

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS ASSOCIATION (SWAPA)- BOEING CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT, TESTING OF A SOFTWARE UPDATE AND ENHANCEMENT OF ISSUES RELATED TO MCAS

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS ASSOCIATION SAYS WORKING WITH SOUTHWEST, BOEING, OTHER PILOT UNIONS AND THE FAA TO TEST AND VALIDATE BOEING'S SOFTWARE UPDATE

* BOEING WILL ADD REDUNDANCY AND OTHER LIMITS TO MCAS

* FLIGHT OPERATIONS AND SWAPA PREVIEWED BOEING PROPOSED COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING, WHICH WILL REQUIRE A TEST AT CONCLUSION

* SWAPA AND FLIGHT OPERATIONS FEEL NEED TO ENHANCE UPCOMING FAA-MANDATED TRAINING WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS ASSOCIATION-SOUTHWEST WILL RECEIVE FIRST MAX SIMULATOR THIS JULY & SHOULD BE CERTIFICATED & READY FOR USE BY ABOUT OCTOBER

* HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THAT RUNAWAY STABILIZER CHECKLIST SHOULD, ONCE AGAIN, BE AN IMMEDIATE ACTION/MEMORY ITEM