Boeing 737 Max: Which countries and airlines have grounded the aircraft

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Boeing 737 Max lands(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 16, 2018 Visitors watch as a Boeing 737 Max lands after an air display during the Farnborough Airshow, south west of London. – Britain’s aviation regulator on March 12, 2019, banned Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from the country’s airspace following a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, mirroring a decision taken by other nations. The UK Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement headlined “Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft” that “as a precautionary measure” it had decided “to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace”. (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP)

After the fatal crash of EA 302 that left 157 dead from at least 35 countries, nations and individual airlines have taken measures to remove the Boeing 737 Max from use. Here is a listing of countries and airlines that have grounded the aircraft.

Countries that have banned the Boeing 737 Max from their airspace:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Germany
  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • Italy

Families and friends of victims visit Ethiopian Airlines crash site

Family and friends of those who died in the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy visited the scene of the crash. As they mourn, there was a growing backlash against the Boeing 737 Max-8 with more countries banning that model. CGTN’s Coletta Wanjohi reported from Addis Ababa.