TEHRAN (Basirat) : - China’s aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the global fleet of the jets, following a deadly crash of one of the planes in Ethiopia.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said all Chinese airlines had
to suspend their use of the 737 MAX 8 by 6 p.m. (1000 GMT).
An Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off
on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.
It was the second crash of the 737 MAX 8, the latest version of Boeing’s
workhorse narrow body jet that first entered service in 2017.
In October, a 737 MAX 8 operated by Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air crashed
13 minutes after take-off from Jakarta on a domestic flight, killing all 189
passengers and crew on board.
The aircraft is the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse narrow body that entered
service in 2017.