No Boeing Plane Delivery Till Safety Concerns Cleared: Aviation Watchdog

Two-thirds of the 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded globally after the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash in which 157 passengers were killed.

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No Boeing Plane Delivery Till Safety Concerns Cleared: Aviation Watchdog

India has closed its airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.


Highlights

  1. Two-thirds of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft grounded globally
  2. Aviation watchdog DGCA said will not accept aircraft delivery for now
  3. Decision comes after deadly air crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia

The government has decided to bar Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from flying in Indian skies and will not take any deliveries of the narrowbody jet until safety concerns are cleared, an official from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.

Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft would not be allowed to enter or transit Indian airspace after 1030 GMT on Wednesday, the ministry of civil aviation said, following the fatal crash of a plane of the same type in Ethiopia on Sunday.

Two-thirds of the 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded globally, and Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told the BBC the world's biggest planemaker should ground all such craft until their safety is established.

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