Boeing 737 Max 8 Highlights: Boeing Planes Grounded In Many Countries

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane will be banned in Indian airspace from 4 pm today, according to an official of aviation watchdog DGCA said. The decision was taken three days after the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

Boeing 737 Max 8 Highlights: Boeing Planes Grounded In Many Countries

No Boeing 737 Max aircraft will be allowed "to enter or transit Indian airspace" from 4 pm (File)

New Delhi:

The centre has banned the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft three days after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed killing all 157 people including four Indians on board. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane will be banned in Indian airspace from 4 pm today, according to an official of aviation watchdog DGCA said, according to news agency PTI. Several countries have grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, the latest and best-selling variant of the US-based plane-maker, since the crash. The decision by the DGCA has been done for the sake of passenger safety.

"No B737 Max aircraft will be allowed to enter or transit Indian airspace effective 1600hrs IST or 1030 UTC. The time line is to cater to situations where aircraft can be positioned at maintenance facilities & international flights can reach their destinations (sic)," the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a tweet.

Here are the highlights over the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft:

 

Mar 13, 2019 17:14 (IST)
Ethiopian Airlines to send crashed plane's black boxes for investigation abroad\

Ethiopian Airlines said on Wednesday it would send the black boxes from its crashed Boeing 737 MAX abroad for expert analysis, and a Norwegian airline sought compensation after it grounded its models in the wake of the disaster.

Mar 13, 2019 14:09 (IST)
Boeing 737 MAX 8: UAE bans Boeing 737 MAX after Ethiopian Airlines crash

The United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) banned the operation of all Boeing 737 MAX models in UAE airspace, Emirates News Agency (WAM) said on Tuesday, reported news agency Reuters.

GCAA added in a statement that the ban was a precautionary measure following the Ethiopian Airways crash.

GCAA will "continue monitoring and re-assessing the situation as more information is obtained about the accident," it said.

Flydubai is the only UAE airline operating the MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircrafts.
Mar 13, 2019 13:19 (IST)
Boeing 737 Max: Kazakhstan suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights

Kazakhstan's civil aviation committee suspended Boeing 737 Max flights starting from Wednesday, it said in a statement, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia, reported news agency Reuters.

The committee said only one such jet was registered in the Central Asian nation, belonging to privately-owned Scat airline, according to Reuters.
Mar 13, 2019 13:02 (IST)
"64 aircraft in operation," says SpiceJet after grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes

"Of the 76 planes in our fleet, 64 aircraft are in operations and we are confident of minimising the inconvenience to our passengers and attain normalcy in our operations," SpiceJet said in a statement today.
Mar 13, 2019 12:18 (IST)
Read Here: Government Grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes; Jet, SpiceJet Shares Fall
Government is grounding US planemaker Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft immediately, the ministry of civil aviation said late on Tuesday, following the fatal crash of a plane of the same type in Ethiopia on Sunday." itemprop="description
Mar 13, 2019 12:17 (IST)
Read Here: Boeing 737 MAX 8: US Says ''No Basis'' To Ground Boeing 737 MAX Jets After Crash
The US aviation regulator said Tuesday that there is "no basis" for grounding Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft, one of which was involved in a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people.
Mar 13, 2019 12:17 (IST)
Boeing 737 MAX 8 Grounded: All but the US and Japan have halted flights of the Boeing 737 Max 8

Of the top 10 countries by air passenger travel, all but the United States and Japan have halted flights of the 737 MAX
Mar 13, 2019 12:14 (IST)
Boeing 737 MAX 8: Civil aviation ministry asks SpiceJet, Jet Airways to come up with full plan to accomodate passengers and deployed aircraft on scheduled route

Aviation ministry has asked SpiceJet and Jet Airways to come up with a full plan on how to accommodate passengers and deployed aircraft on scheduled route. They have been asked to make sure that they will not take extra charges from the passengers, say Ministry of Civil Aviation sources, according to news agency ANI
Mar 13, 2019 12:10 (IST)
Boeing 737 MAX 8: Aviation watchdog DGCA had earlier directed Indian airline carriers to ensure pilots have 1,000 hours of flying experience on Boeing 737 MAX 8

On Monday, the DGCA had directed Indian airline carriers to ensure that pilots have 1,000 hours and co-pilots 500 hours of flying experience on the Boeing 737 MAX 8.
Mar 13, 2019 12:04 (IST)
Boeing 737 MAX 8: Civil Aviation Ministry calls an emergency meeting of all airlines at 4pm today

The ministry has called an emergency meeting of all airlines at 4 pm today "to prepare a contingency plan", according to news agency Press Trust of India.
Mar 13, 2019 12:03 (IST)
Read Here: Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft Banned In Indian Airspace From 4 pm: 10 Points
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft will be banned in Indian airspace from 4 pm today, the government has said. The aircraft will also be grounded in the country by 4 pm, an official of aviation watchdog DGCA said, according to news agency PTI. Last night, the regulator had announced that the planes would be grounded "immediately" for the sake of passenger safety, three days after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, killing 157 people including four Indians. Since the crash on Sunday, several countries have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, the latest and best-selling variant of the US-based plane-maker.
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