After Canada grounded it earlier today, the U.S became the last major country where Boeing's troubled 737 MAX jets could take off and land. The Federal Aviation Administration insisted it was safe, but President Trump personally reversed its decision and announced a ban: in a tweet, of course.
President Trump announced that the United States was grounding Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, reversing an earlier decision by American regulators to keep the jets flying in the wake of a second deadly crash involving one of the jets in Ethiopia.
The Federal Aviation Administration had for days resisted calls to ground the plane even as safety regulators in some 42 countries had banned flights by the jets. As recently as Tuesday, the agency said it had seen “no systemic performance issues” that would prompt it to halt flights of the jet.
Previously: Airline pilots have been complaining for months about Boeing's deathliner
The Boeing 737 Max is out of service around the world, following a fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines and an Indonesian Lion Air flight and there is intense investigation and speculation as to the cause of the crash.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets. Two of the new airliners crashed in similar circumstances, killing hundreds of passengers, and American regulators were conspiciously slow to ground the jet even after flights were halted in […]
Canada’s aviation authorities grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX jets today, leaving the U.S. as the last major air travel market where they can fly. Two of the brand-new airliners have crashed, killing hundreds of travelers. (UPDATE: Trump grounded it in the U.S., with a tweet.) The UK, the European Union, China, Australia and India are among […]
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