— Boeing grounds entire 737 Max crash aircraft fleet
Japan on Thursday joined a global ban on flights of Boeing’s 737 MAX planes in the wake of Sunday’s crash of the medium-haul jets, which killed all 157 people aboard, officials said.
The land and transport ministry ordered overseas carriers not to fly Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to any airports in Japan.
“The ban won’t be lifted until we can confirm its safety,” the official told AFP.
No Japanese airline companies possess Boeing 737 MAX planes, while All Nippon Airways plans to buy 30 units of the aircraft.
Nigerian Federal Government on Wednesday announced a ban on Boeing 737-Max aircraft flying in Nigerian airspace after the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people.
The decision was announced by the Minister of Aviation (State), Hadi Sirika, at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which held Wednesday in Abuja.
The meeting was chaired by President the Muhammadu Buhari.
United State, Canada
Also,United States President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the US was grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of Sunday’s crash, according to AP.
President Donald Trump initially announced that the FAA would be making an emergency order following “new information and physical evidence that we’ve received from the site and from other locations and through a couple of other complaints”.
The US and Brazil became the latest countries to suspend the Boeing 737 Max from flying after nations including the UK, China, India and Australia all grounded the aircraft.
Until Wednesday, the FAA position was that a review had showed “no systemic performance issues” and that there was no basis for grounding the aircraft.
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Earlier in the day, Canada grounded the planes after its transport minister Marc Garneau said he had received new evidence about the crash.
He said that satellite data showed possible similarities between flight patterns of Boeing 737 Max planes operating in Canada and the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed.
Other countries and airlines that have announced a ban on the 737 Max so far are: Argentina (Aerolíneas Argentinas), Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cayman Islands (Cayman Airways), EASA member states, Italy, Mexico (Aeromexico), Mongolia (MIAT Mongolian Airlines), Morocco (Royal Air Maroc), Netherlands Norway (Norwegian), Oman, Poland, South Africa (Comair), South Korea (Eastar Jet) and Turkey.