Boeing 737 MAX – Two disasters in five months

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Aviation authorities continue to close the sky for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft after the crash of this type of vehicle in Ethiopia.

Thus, the European Aviation Safety Agency announced the termination of flights of this type of aircraft.

It is noted that this is done as a precaution.

The order comes into force at 21:00 UTC and concerns models Boeing 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9.

Previously, the aviation authorities of individual countries have already begun to close their skies for these aircraft.

On the closure of the Italian sky for the Boeing 737 Max 8 reports the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

The relevant order concerning Poland was issued by the head of the Civil Aviation Administration of this country, Peter Samson.

About the closure of the German airspace for the liners reported dpa with reference to the representative of the Ministry of Transport of Germany.

A similar decision was made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Great Britain. It ordered to suspend the use of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 “by all operators on all commercial flights, including staying, departing and crossing the country’s airspace.

Following the others, France also closed its airspace for the Boeing 737 Max 8, BFMTV reported with reference to the French General Aviation Administration.

A similar decision was made and the Minister of Transport of Austria Norbert Hofer.

Earlier, Star newspaper reported on the suspension of the operation of this type of aircraft by the Malaysian Civil Aviation Authority.

On the temporary suspension of the operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Australia, before receiving additional information, the ABC channel reported with reference to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of this country.

According to Shane Carmody, head of the flight safety department, the agency “considers it important to always put safety first.”

Temporarily discontinued use of the Boeing 737 Max and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

In China, where they had previously banned the operation of these machines, they said that it’s too early to talk about specific dates for the resumption of flights.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kahn said that China’s aviation authorities intend to “maintain constant contact with the US authorities and Boeing, and only after the complete safety of this type of aircraft is guaranteed, will they be able to resume flights.”

After the tragedy in Ethiopia, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 was also suspended in Vietnam and Oman.

The decision to suspend the use of this type of ships, regardless of the decision of the aviation authorities of their countries, is also reported by airlines from around the world.

Russia is urged to stop flights

Member of the State Duma Committee on Transport and Construction, Maxim Surayev, believes that after a plane crash in Ethiopia, it would be logical to temporarily suspend the operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Russia.

“As far as I know, the company sent out new recommendations to all its operators and will change the support program. The decision to suspend the operation of these vessels is made by Rosaviatsia,” Suraev told RIA.

Senator Alexei Pushkov also believes that Russia should stop using the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

“China, Indonesia, Britain suspended the operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Two deadly catastrophes of this model for six months can hardly be accidental. Russia should follow the example of these countries and not listen to references to the ambiguity of the causes of catastrophes. People’s lives are more important than incomes” Guns on Twitter.

Rosaviatsia reported on its website that it sent a request to Boeing for recommendations on the further safe operation of 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Boeing Shares Fall

Shares of Boeing amid the disaster and a number of failures of the model fall in price for the second day in a row and lose 6.5% today, according to the data of the auction.

As of 18:24 Moscow time, the securities of the company on the New York Stock Exchange reached the mark of 373.49 dollars per share – the lowest since the end of January. At the same time on the basis of trading on Monday, the price collapsed by 8.95%.

Boeing is confident in safety

In the company itself, the aircraft manufacturer declare full confidence in the safety of the model 737 MAX.

The corporation stressed that decisions to suspend flights were made by regulatory authorities and operating companies based on the conditions of the domestic markets.

Boeing noted that he had not received any instructions from the US Federal Aviation Administration regarding the 737 MAX aircraft.

S7 continues flights of this type of liners.

In the Russian airline S7 said that the aircraft shows good performance.

“Currently, there is no information questioning the reliability of this aircraft. During operation, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 airline shows good performance, pilots and technical experts do not have any problems,” the carrier representative said.

She added that technical briefings and simulator trainings are regularly held with crews, including on the features of the automatic flight speed limiting and stall protection systems.

Two disasters in five months

On the morning of March 10, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane carrying 157 people, including eight crew members, crashed near the Ethiopian city of Debre Zeit.

Among the dead – representatives of 35 countries, including three Russians.

This is the second accident with the aircraft of this model in five months: on October 29, the liner of the Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed. Then 189 people died.

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