Ethiopian Airline crash: DGCA orders to ground Boeing 737-MAX planes with immediate effect
New Delhi : Hours after the boeing released a statement on 737-MAX aircraft, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that the planes must be grounded with immediate effects until next order.
The statement issued by DGCA read, “We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety.”
The Boeing Company issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying, “Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of 737 MAX. We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets.”
On Tuesday, Germany, France, the UK and Malaysia banned the B737 MAX 8 planes from their airspace. The decision comes two days after a Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed moments after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.
Earlier, Aviation Regulator of Singapore had also announced its decision to ground all the Boeing 737 MAX 8.
“The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is temporarily suspending the operation of all variants of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of Singapore in light of two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in less than five months,” the authority had said in its statement.