The Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives with much fanfare at Zhoushan in Zhejiang Province in December. Photo: Xinhua

China’s grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 may win praise for safety but no points for aircraft sales

  • China’s aviation authority was the first to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after the crash in Ethiopia on Sunday which killed all 157 people on board
  • Decision is of little commercial benefit, with Chinese-built C919 years from service
Topic |   China economy

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The Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives with much fanfare at Zhoushan in Zhejiang Province in December. Photo: Xinhua
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The Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered all domestic carriers to stop flying the aircraft on Monday, March 11, pending an investigation. Hainan Airlines operates 16 of the aircraft. Photo: Boeing

China’s decision to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 driven by safety concerns, not US-China trade war: experts say

  • Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered domestic carriers to temporarily ground the aircraft after fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday
  • Likes of Singapore, Indonesia and Australia have also followed suit despite assurances from the US Federal Aviation Administration
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The Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered all domestic carriers to stop flying the aircraft on Monday, March 11, pending an investigation. Hainan Airlines operates 16 of the aircraft. Photo: Boeing
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