A Boeing 737 Max 8 with the livery of Hainan Airlines. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ordered all domestic carriers to stop flying the aircraft by 6pm, March 11, pending an investigation. Hainan Airlines operates 16 of the aircraft. Photo: SCMP/Hainan Airlines

Aviation regulators of China, elsewhere ordered Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 to stop flying after second crash of the model in five months

  • Civil aviation regulators of China, Ethiopia, Indonesia have ordered domestic carriers to stop flying the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
  • More than a dozen Chinese carriers operate the model, with 246 domestic routes and 355 domestic flights scheduled on Monday
Topic |   Aviation

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A Boeing 737 Max 8 with the livery of Hainan Airlines. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ordered all domestic carriers to stop flying the aircraft by 6pm, March 11, pending an investigation. Hainan Airlines operates 16 of the aircraft. Photo: SCMP/Hainan Airlines
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Southwest Airlines, which operates 34 of the 737 MAX 8 planes, said: ‘We remain confident in the safety and airworthiness of our fleet’. Photo: AFP

Boeing’s 737 MAX 8: who’s grounding, who’s still flying troubled jet after Ethiopia crash

  • The second deadly crash of a prized new plane in five months has renewed safety concerns about the 737 MAX 8
  • Since debuting in 2017, Boeing has delivered more than 350 of them in several versions
Topic |   Boeing

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Southwest Airlines, which operates 34 of the 737 MAX 8 planes, said: ‘We remain confident in the safety and airworthiness of our fleet’. Photo: AFP
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