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Seven days: 15 March 2019

Seven days: 15 March 2019

Boeing grounds 737 Max 

Boeing grounded its 371-strong global fleet of 737 Max aircraft, bowing to pressure from aviation regulators around the world after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 passengers and crew. It was the second 737 Max to crash in five months. The move followed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) order to ground the planes. The FAA had initially refused to follow its counterparts in China, Singapore and the UK in banning the planes. Boeing “continues to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 Max”, it said, but had recommended grounding the fleet “out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft’s safety”.

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