China Suspends Boeing 737 Max-8 flights; following Ethiopian Airlines crash
China’s aviation regulation gave orders to Chinese airlines to suspend their Boeing 737 Max aircraft operations following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines.
Yesterday, Ethiopian Airlines boeing 737 max 8 bound for Nairobi crashed after 6 minutes of take-off leading to the death of all 157 people on-board.
In October 2018, Lion Air’s boeing 737 max 8 crashed into the sea 13 minutes after take-off killing all 190 people on-board.
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) stated that it will inform airlines of when to resume flying the boeing 737 max after contacting Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure flight safety.
“Given that two accidents both involved newly delivered Boeing 737-8 planes and happened during take-off phase, they have some degree of similarity,” the CAAC said. They argue that their order is in line with their zero-tolerance to safety-hazards.
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Orders followed: Boeings 737-8 grounded
FlightRadar24, a flight tracking website showed that there were no Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes flying over China as of 0043 GMT on Monday.
No upcoming schedules for the boeing 737-8 (boeing 737 max 8) have been listed either.
Singapore and Indonesia whose airlines operate the same plane have not indicated any signs of grounding them but have stated that they will closely monitor their airlines operations.