Entire Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Fleet, Grounded
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Boeing’s 737 MAX jetliners are grounded across much of the globe (including U.S.), as of Wednesday, March 13, 2019. This is due to two fatal crashes of Boeing’s 737 MAX within five month period. Days after other nations banned the plane from flying in their airspace, the FAA, which had as recently as Tuesday (March 12, 2019) night insisted the plane was safe, said new information about Sunday (March 10, 2019)’s Ethiopian Airlines crash (killing 157 people) led it to change course. John Yang reports, and Judy Woodruff talks to Miles O’Brien for analysis, in the video “What new information led FAA to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX jets?“, below:
371 Boeing airliners are sitting idle on the tarmac now, after the aviation giant grounded its 737 MAX model, in the video “Entire Boeing 737 MAX aircraft fleet grounded“, below:
In a statement on March 13, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed its ordering of a temporary grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircrafts, citing “new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today,” and “refined satellite data.” in the video “FAA says evidence begins to connect Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes“, below:
For more on Boeing 737 MAX, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
The new 737 series was launched on August 30, 2011. It had performed its first flight on January 29, 2016. The new series gained FAA certification on March 8, 2017. The first delivery was a MAX 8 on May 6, 2017 to Malindo Air, which placed the aircraft into service on May 22, 2017.The 737 MAX is based on earlier 737 designs. It is re-engined with more efficient CFM International LEAP-1B engines, aerodynamic improvements (including distinctive split-tip winglets), and airframe modifications.
The 737 MAX series has been offered in four variants, typically offering 138 to 230 seats and a 3,215 to 3,825 nmi (5,954 to 7,084 km) range. The 737 MAX 7, MAX 8, and MAX 9 are intended to replace the 737-700, -800, and -900, respectively. Additional length is offered with the further stretched 737 MAX 10. As of January 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX has received 5,011 firm orders and delivered 350.
Following two fatal crashes of MAX 8 aircraft in October 2018 and March 2019, regulatory authorities around the world grounded the aircraft series for an indefinite time period, as of March 13, 2019.
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