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Jakarta Post

Nations, airlines grounding Boeing's 737 MAX

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

Paris, France   /   Wed, March 13, 2019   /   08:28 am
Nations, airlines grounding Boeing's 737 MAX A SilkAir Boeing 737 Max 8 plane (behind) sits on the tarmac near a hangar after suspended operations for all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, at Changi Airport in Singapore, March 12, 2018. (Reuters/Edgar Su)

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 on board.

Several airlines have grounded the 737 MAX 8 aircraft in their fleets, but many others are continuing to fly the plane pending an investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.

Even airlines still operating the model have been restricted by the action. Air Canada, for example, was obliged to cancel some flights to London because of Britain's ban on the aircraft.

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.

More than 370 of the 737 MAX 8 planes are in service around the world, with nearly 5,000 on order.

 National bans for B-737 MAX 



All European Union countries







 Airlines grounding B-737 MAX jets 

Aerolineas Argentinas


Cayman Airways


Eastar Jet

Ethiopian Airlines

Gol Airlines



MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Norwegian Air Shuttle


Turkish Airlines