Nations, Airlines Grounding Boeing’s 737 MAX
A number of countries have banned Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet from their airspace in response to the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people onboard.
Several individual airlines have grounded their B-737 MAX 8 aircraft but many others are continuing to fly the plane pending an investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.
The Nairobi-bound plane was the same type as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October, killing 189 passengers and crew — and some officials have detected similarities between the two accidents.
There are more than 370 of the 737 MAX 8 planes currently in service around the world with nearly 5,000 on order.
– Airspace bans for B-737 MAX –
All European Union countries
– Airlines grounding B-737 MAX jets –
MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle