US legislators said there have been no confirmed incidents in 50,000 North America flights with Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 [Frank Franklin II/AP]

US legislators said after a briefing with the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday that Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will remain grounded for “weeks” at a minimum, until a software upgrade could be tested and installed in all of the planes.

FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told reporters on Wednesday the software update will be ready within a couple of months after regulators around the world grounded the plane following the second fatal crash of the 737 MAX 8 since October.

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The FAA said on Monday it planned to require the upgrade,

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