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Boeing company asks to suspend 737 MAX aircraft fleet

The fleet has 371 planes
08:30, 14 March 2019

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Boeing Aircraft Corporation recommended the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft because of air crash in Ethiopia, as the company’s statement says.

The company supports the relevant decision of the management.

Related: Air companies massively ban use of Boeing 737 MAX 8, 9 due to recent crash in Ethiopia

As it was reported, the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine postponed the flights of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Boeing 737 MAX 9 due to the crashes in Ethiopia, the accurate reasons of are still being investigated.

Earlier, we reported that an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Kenya crashed in Ethiopia. 149 passengers and 8 crew members were on board of the Boeing 737-800 MAX. The crash occurred on March 10, at 8:44 am local time. The airline representatives said that the flight ET 302 crashed near the city of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers south-east of Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian broadcasting company, citing a source in the airlines, said that no one survived as a result of the plane crash. “There are no survivors aboard the plane that was carrying passengers from 33 countries,” the message says. This is the second recent crash of the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse narrowbody jet that first entered service in 2017. 

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