U.S. senator asks American, Southwest, United to ground Boeing MAX jets

Credit: Firstpost- Published on March 12, 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday asked American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines to voluntarily ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes after two deadly crashes in recent months. "The American aviation industry has a long history of safety and excellence, due...

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Published on March 13, 2019 -  00:31
U.S. Joins Other Nations In Grounding 737 MAX Jets After Second Crash
According to Reuters, the United States on Wednesday grounded Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets, citing new satellite data and evidence from the scene of Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people. It was the second time the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has halted flights of a Boeing plane in six years. The FAA said that β€œThe agency made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today."

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