According to a report from Caijing Magazine, the government of China has asked all Chinese airlines to suspend all flights operated by the Boeing 737 MAX. This report has not been independently verified by Airways.
The report comes less than 24 hours after Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed on departure from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The flight, operated by a recently delivered Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, is the second 737 MAX aircraft to crash in recent months.
Caijing reports that the 737MAX has been “suspended” (grounded).
CA1461, normally operated by a 737MAX has been swapped for a 738.
MF8031, normally operated by a 737MAX has been swapped for a 738. #ET302#737MAX pic.twitter.com/QvDYA7Ebd9— Shaq (@ShaquilleAKhan) March 10, 2019
.@flightradar24 currently showing no domestic 737 MAX flights operating within China right now, giving credibility to the Chinese grounding claim. pic.twitter.com/CHIQJvx8Tp— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) March 10, 2019
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Cayman Airways, who operates a fleet of two 737 MAX 8 aircraft, announced that it has suspended 737 MAX flights indefinitely. In a statement, Cayman’s CEO Fabian Whorms said: “While the cause of this sad loss is undetermined at this time, we stand by our commitment to putting the safety of our passengers and crew first by maintaining complete and undoubtable safe operations, and as such, we have taken the decision to suspend operations of both our new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effective from Monday March 11, 2019, until more information is received.”Add your comments: