Following Ethiopian crash, Boeing planes banned in France, Germany

Britain, France, Germany and Singapore among the nations who banned new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircrafts from their air-spaces.

March 12, 2019 18:53
Workers service an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane at the Bole International Airport

Workers service an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane at the Bole International Airport in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 26, 2017. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Dozens of countries, including Britain, France, Germany, Singapore, and Ireland, announced Tuesday  that they will ban the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircrafts from entering their air-space.

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crashed, killing all 156 passengers on board including two Israelis, Shimon Re’em Bitton and Avraham Matzliah.

Various airline companies decided to discontinue using the Boeing 737 MAX 8 models until the exact causes of the crash become known. Among the companies is Norwegian Air, which had a flight to Israel turn around and return to Sweden as the plane was a Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Boeing said it has full confidence in its aircrafts, Arutz Sheva reported on Tuesday.

As the FAA did not release any new guidelines, Boeing said they will refrain from releasing any new instructions at this point.   

China's aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircrafts operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the global fleet of the jets, after the deadly Sunday crash.  

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