The FAA has released a statement announcing that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft are temporary grounded. The grounding is expected to last weeks until at least this year May 2019.
The grounding of the aircraft comes after fresh evidence as well as newly refined satellite data prompted the decision to temporarily ban the jets, says the Federal Aviation Administration.
— The FAA (@FAANews) March 13, 2019
Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash, and said it would suspend all 371 of the aircraft.
Two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 Max jets have left the Boeing rushing to restore confidence in the safety of its fastest-selling fleet.
The first was Lion Air Flight JT610 which crashed into the Java Sea 12 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 passengers and crew.
The second was Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed six minutes after takeoff near the town of Bishoftu, killing all 157 passengers and crew aboard.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of both crashes.
Since the crash of flight ET302, China was the first country to ground all 96 of its Boeing 737 Max fleet. Many airlines and authorities around the world started to ground their own fleets.
Singapore is believed to be the first country to ban all variants of the Max fleet of aircraft from flying into and out of Singapore.