Pressure rising on the US after more countries ground Boeing 737

Boeing 737 Max 8

After being suspended by China, Ethiopia and Indonesia troubles are getting bigger for Boeing as three more countries United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore also barred the 200-seat Boeing 737 Max 8 to enter their airspace after an Ethiopian Airlines crash killed 157 people on Sunday.

Last year in late October a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed off the coast of Indonesia killing 189 people on board including crew members and passengers. Both Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes are under investigation but the aviation authorities are moving a step ahead.

The UK’s Civilian Airport Authorities have made an official statement saying that it lacked sufficient information and as a precautionary measure since the crash, they are stopping all the flights of the Boeing 737 Max 8. Airport authorities of Australia and Singapore have made the decision of barring all flights involving Boeing 737 Max 8 as a temporary measure.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 is still allowed to fly in the US since the FAA has refused to issue new guidelines to the carriers. The FAA and NTSB officials are still waiting for the report after recovering the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed plane.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 is a much popular aeroplane since its launch in 2017, with 4000 planes ordered in just six months. The list of countries grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 flights are increasing.

China, Australia, Indonesia, EU, India, Brazil, South Korea, Dubai, Malaysia and more coming to ban the Boeing 737 Max 8 flights till the security measures are not approved.

Leave a Reply

Top