The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded in many countries after two crashes. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department should be able to act without reference to US peer, experts say after Boeing 737 MAX ban

  • Industry insiders agree city regulator made the right call in banning Boeing 737 MAX
  • But they add it could have come more quickly, without regard for its counterpart in the maker’s home country
Topic |   Hong Kong aviation

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The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded in many countries after two crashes. Photo: AFP
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The Indonesian Transport Ministry on Tuesday conducted inspections of 737 Max 8 aircraft owned by Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air. Photo: AP

Ethiopian Airlines crash puts US$633 billion worth of Boeing 737 MAX jet orders in jeopardy – with Asian airlines among the biggest customers

  • Korean Air, with 30 MAX jets on order, said it would still take delivery of first plane in May, but would not fly any until they were regarded safe
  • Indonesia’s Lion Air considers dropping order of almost 200 jets worth US$22 billion, following airline’s involvement in earlier crash in October
Topic |   Boeing

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The Indonesian Transport Ministry on Tuesday conducted inspections of 737 Max 8 aircraft owned by Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air. Photo: AP
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