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World

AFP
March 13, 2019

EU, China join nations grounding Boeing´s 737 MAX: Trump, Boeing CEO meet

World

AFP
Wed, Mar 13, 2019

PARIS: A number of countries have banned Boeing´s 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet from their airspace in response to the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.

Several individual airlines have grounded their B-737 MAX 8 aircraft but many others are continuing to fly the plane pending an investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.

The Nairobi-bound plane was the same type as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October, killing 189 passengers and crew -- and some officials have detected similarities between the two accidents.

There are more than 370 of the 737 MAX 8 planes currently in service around the world with nearly 5,000 on order.

Airspace bans for B-737 MAX

Australia

China

All European Union countries

India

Indonesia

Malaysia

Namibia

Oman

Singapore

Airlines grounding B-737 MAX jets 

Aerolineas Argentinas

Aeromexico

Cayman Airways

Comair

Eastar Jet

Ethiopian Airlines

Gol Airlines

Icelandair

LOT

MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Norwegian Air Shuttle

Smartwings

Turkish Airlines

Trump, Boeing CEO discuss Ethiopia crash

President Donald Trump spoke with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday to discuss the deadly crash of a 737 MAX 8 aircraft that killed 157 people, an industry source said.

The telephone call took place after Trump sent a blistering tweet earlier in the day that said: "Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly."

Muilenberg assured Trump that the aircraft is safe and reliable, the source said.

Many countries have banned the plane from their skies following the latest crash, the second in five months, but US regulators have stopped short of doing so.