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India to ban Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

India is likely to ban the use of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft by the country’s airline companies and the decision on the issue may be taken on Wednesday, a senior official of aviation watchdog DGCA said on Tuesday.

On Sunday, a 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed near Addis Ababa killing 157 people, including four Indians.

“We are likely to ban the use of 737 Max 8 by Indian airlines. The final decision is going to be taken by Wednesday. The discussions are ongoing,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official told PTI.

SpiceJet has around 12 such aircraft in its fleet, while Jet Airways has five, which are currently grounded.

The UK on Tuesday became yet another country to ban the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from its airspace in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash involving the model.

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said passenger airlines using the aircraft will not be allowed to operate in or over UK airspace “as a precautionary measure” until further notice.

SpiceJet has around 12 such aircraft in its fleet, while Jet Airways has five, which are currently grounded.

The UK on Tuesday became yet another country to ban the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from its airspace in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash involving the model.

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said passenger airlines using the aircraft will not be allowed to operate in or over UK airspace “as a precautionary measure” until further notice.


 

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