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WorldChina Grounds Entire Domestic Fleet of Boeing 737 Max Jets After Crash

05:25  11 march  2019
05:25  11 march  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Chinese airlines have been advised to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 MAX planes, after the modern jet suffered a second fatal crash in just China ’s Civil Aviation Administration has reportedly urged its domestic airlines to temporarily stop operating Boeing ’s most modern jet , and on many

China grounds its Boeing 737 MAX fleet after crash of Ethiopian Airlines’ brand new plane – reports. 19 United Nations staff members were among the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines jet crash on Sunday, the UN Department of Safety and Security in Kenya said.

China Grounds Entire Domestic Fleet of Boeing 737 Max Jets After Crash© Getty Images via Bloomberg Ethiopian Airlines Nairobi-Bound Flight Crashes Killing All 157 On Board China grounded its fleet of Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 jets after a plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed on Sunday, intensifying scrutiny on the best-selling model which has been involved in two deadly accidents in five months.

Local carriers have until 6 p.m. local time to ground the 96 737 Max jets that they operate, according to Chinese government statements. The order came a day after a 737 Max run by Ethiopian Airlines plunged to the ground on its way to Kenya, killing all 157 people on board.

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Chinese aviation regulator suspends operation of aircraft after second tragedy involving the new plane in five months.

Boeing 737 s operated by Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. One of the airline’s Boeing 737 Max jetliners crashed shortly To address this engineering challenge, Boeing updated the software for the flight control system. After the Lion Air crash , some American aviation

The scene where Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed 62 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa on Mar. 10.

A blanket grounding in one of the world’s biggest and influential travel markets is a blow to Boeing’s reputation -- and a potential threat to the Chicago-based planemaker’s finances with China’s move raising the prospect other markets could follow suit. Chinese airlines accounted for about 20 percent of 737 Max deliveries worldwide through January, according to the company’s website.

China Southern Airlines Co. has 16 of the aircraft, with another 34 on order, according to data through January on Boeing’s website. China Eastern Airlines Corp. has 13, while Air China Ltd. has 14, Boeing says. Other Chinese airlines to have bought the Max include Hainan Airlines Holdings Co. and Shandong Airlines Co., the data show.

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Australia, Singapore Ground Boeing’s 737 Max Planes Boeing Co. is facing a growing crisis of confidence over its 737 Max jet, as regulators and airlines from Singapore to Australia move to ground or block the plane following two deadly crashes in five months. A day after U.S. regulators stood by the jet’s airworthiness, airlines and aviation authorities from South America to Asia instead opted for a zero-risk approach. Australia followed Singapore in temporarily blocking the 737 Max from its airspace, meaning the newest version of Boeing’s best-selling model is now barred from Asia’s second-busiest international airport and a key long-distance travel destination.

Chinese airlines will suspend the use of Boeing 737 Max airplanes on the orders of the country's industry regulator, Chinese media outlet Caijing reported on Monday, citing sources familiar with the China reportedly orders its airlines to temporarily halt use of Boeing 737 Max planes after crash .

The Boeing 737 , owned by the low-cost airline Lion Air, went down after taking off from the capital Jakarta. The cause of the crash , which involved a plane that had been in operation since August, remains unclear. The incident is reported to be the first major accident involving a Boeing 737 Max

China Grounds Entire Domestic Fleet of Boeing 737 Max Jets After Crash© Bloomberg Max List

The single-aisle plane accounts for almost one-third of Boeing’s operating profit and is poised to generate about $30 billion in annual revenue as factory output rises to a 57-jet monthly pace this year, according to Bloomberg Intelligence estimates.

The doomed Ethiopian jetliner left Addis Ababa at 8:38 a.m. local time, and contact was lost six minutes later, the company said in a statement. There were people from 35 nations on board, including 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, and eight Americans. The United Nations, which is hosting an environmental conference this week in Nairobi, said it lost 19 staff members in the crash.

The pilot of the ET302 reported problems shortly after takeoff and was cleared to return to the airport, said the airline’s chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam. The 737 Max 8 hadn’t had any apparent mechanical issues on an earlier flight from Johannesburg, he said.

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China has ordered all domestic carriers to ground their Boeing 737 MAX 8s after one of the jets seemingly dropped from the sky southeast of Addis Ababa just six minutes after Chinese media outlet Caijing was the first to report the decision, citing sources within China 's domestic airline industry.

FILE PHOTO A Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Renton, Washington. An Indonesian flight with 189 people on board crashed in the sea on the way to Sumatra on Monday, marking the first deadly disaster involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8. Here is what we know about the jet .

The disaster in Ethiopia followed the crash of a Lion Air 737 Max into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia on Oct. 29. A preliminary report into that disaster, which killed 189 passengers and crew, indicated that pilots struggled to maintain control following an equipment malfunction.

China Grounds Entire Domestic Fleet of Boeing 737 Max Jets After Crash© Photographer: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images AsiaPac Lion Air Flight Crashes Into Sea Off Jakarta

The wreckage of an engine from flight JT610.

Indonesia, India

Indonesia’s transportation safety committee said Monday it will discuss the possibility of grounding Boeing 737 Max jets operated by the nation’s airlines. Jet Airways India Ltd. and SpiceJet Ltd., two Indian airlines that use the 737 Max jet, and the country’s regulators have asked Boeing for information following the Ethiopia crash.

Cayman Airways, the flag carrier airline of the Cayman Islands, says it is suspending operations of both its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft effective March 11 “until more information is received.”

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Boeing earlier said it was preparing to send a technical team to assist the accident investigation of the Ethiopian Airlines plane, which was delivered new in November to Africa’s biggest carrier.

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The Boeing 737 MAX is an American narrow-body aircraft series designed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as the fourth generation of the Boeing 737

The following is a list of accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 737 family of jet airliners, including the Boeing 737 Original ( 737 -100/200), Boeing 737 Classic ( 737 -300/-400/-500)

Boeing said it is postponing the “external debut” of its 777X model and related media events scheduled for this week because of the accident. There is no change to the plane’s schedule or progress, Boeing said.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which originally certified the 737 Max, declined to add to its earlier statement saying it is “closely monitoring developments” in the Ethiopian investigation.

A U.S.-ordered grounding of an entire model of aircraft is extremely rare and in the past has typically not occurred so soon during an investigation when few details are known.

The last time the agency did so was in January 2013 as a result of overheating lithium-ion batteries on Boeing’s 787 model. The agency only acted after the second such incident occurred.

--With assistance from Alan Levin.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Haze Fan in Beijing at [email protected];Kyunghee Park in Singapore at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Young-Sam Cho at [email protected], Angus Whitley, Ville Heiskanen

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