Ethiopian airline, Aviation authorities in China and Indonesia have ordered airlines to ground their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes. Cayman Airways said it was temporarily grounding the two MAX 8 aircraft it operates. On Tuesday, aviation authorities in the U.K., Germany, France and Ireland all moved to ground their fleets of Boeing 737 MAX 8s.
Aviation experts on Tuesday called for a calmer examination of facts around Boeing’s 737 MAXs, even as international regulators rushed to suspend commercial operations of the aircraft after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on 10 May 2019. Even if the cause of the incident is known yet but the Digital Flight Data Recorder(DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder(CVR) of ET302 have been recovered.
Ethiopian airline was operating 4 Boeing 737 MAX 8s including the crashed one. The Boeing 737 MAX is an American narrow-body aircraft series designed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, succeeding the Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG).
Currently, there are about 350 in operation world wide.
There has been a concern from travellers to identify what type aircraft being used for the flight to their destination. As mentioned above most operators have grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 until further investigation by Boeing and aviation experts.
Ethiopian airlines is the first airline to ground all Boeing 737 MAX till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations. Ethiopian Airlines has a good safety reputation, in contrast to many airlines worldwide.
Ethiopian airline passengers from UK, Europe and USA do not need to worry as all air planes being used are wide-bodied Airbus 350 , Boeing 787 and Boeing 777.
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