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Global Boeing 737 Max Fleet Update
March 14, 2019
The FAA has issued a statement saying it "is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft operated by US airlines or in US territory. The agency made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analysed today."
"This evidence, together with newly refined satellite data available to FAA this morning, led to this decision," the FAA adds. "The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft’s flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders."

This comes after Canada's Transport Minister, Marc Garneau issued its own grounding.
"I am issuing a safety notice. This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights [by] any operator of Boeing 737 Max 8 or 9, whether domestic or foreign, from arriving, departing or overflying Canadian airspace,"

In a statement, Chicago-based Boeing says: "Boeing continues to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 Max. However, after consultation with the US Federal Aviation Administration, the US National Transportation Safety Board and aviation authorities and its customers around the world, Boeing has determined – out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft’s safety – to recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 Max aircraft."


Latest News on the global Boeing 737 Max fleet.
March 13, 2019
UK civil aviation regulators have ordered a temporary suspension of Boeing 737 Max operations in the country.
The Civil Aviation Authority explains that it does not have “sufficient information” from the investigation into the Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 crash on 10 March.

Europe’s safety regulator (EASA) has ordered a suspension of operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9.

India and New Zealand have become the latest countries in Asia Pacific to ban the operation of the Boeing 737 Max over safety concerns.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reiterates it has seen "no basis" to order a grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, as the USA remains the prominent outlier among a handful of countries that have not suspended operations with the aircraft.

Alongside the FAA, a small number of countries with 737 Max operators have yet to order a grounding of the aircraft, including Canada, Panama, Russia and Thailand.



Boeing 737 Max fleet status update.
March 12, 2019
Following the crash of two Boeing MAX 8 aircraft less than 5 months apart, just over 30 % of the global fleet has been grounded.

This affects 140 aircraft from 24 operators who have either voluntarily or being ordered by their local civil aviation authorities to do so.

The Singaporean regulator is suspending operation of all variants of the Max into and out of Singapore from 14:00 local time on 12 March.

The US Federal Aviation Administration has meanwhile said that it has not received enough evidence to warrant an order to ground the US fleet of Max aircraft.
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