As Boeing deals with the fallout of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes being banned around the world following two deadly crashes, planes are now grounded across the entire world.
Pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX reported their planes nosedived and lost altitude in at least two incidents before the current safety scandal.
Japan has banned flights by Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft from its airspace.
The announcement was made by the Transport Ministry on Thursday. Japan is the latest country to ban the aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people.
Countries around the globe are grounding their Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleets, as the best-selling jet is under investigation after two deadly crashes in under five months. The US firm’s reputation and billions of dollars are @ stake.
The entire European Union – 28 countries – has banned the 737 MAX aircraft from their airspace on Tuesday, when the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced the move to “ensure the safety of passengers.”
At least 40 countries including the USA, 28 European nations, Canada, China, Australia, and India have banned the aircrafts over safety concerns.
Russia’s S7 Airlines, which operates two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, said it has suspended the operation of the planes until the exact causes of the Ethiopia crash are established.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Aviation News 2019.