Ethiopian Plane Crash: Piece of Stabiliser Similar to Lion Air Jet
The move comes days after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed near Addis Ababa, killing 157 people on board.
The Boeing on Friday, 15 March said that it is suspending the deliveries of all 737 MAX aircraft after the grounding, adding that the production will continue, as per AFP.
Meanwhile, air passengers face the grim prospects of high air fares and fewer flight choices as several airlines cancel operations due to a number of reasons including the grounding of 737-MAX aircraft.
According to industry insiders, some sectors have shown a rise of more than 100 percent in last-minute bookings.
- US President Donald Trump ordered all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft to be grounded in US after the crash
- DGCA has said that all 737 MAX 8 aircraft have been grounded as of 4 pm on Wednesday
- On 12 March, the DGCA said that it would “immediately” ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
Piece of Stabiliser Similar to Lion Air Jet: Reports
Investigators of Ethiopian crash found a piece of stabiliser with trim in an unusual position similar to the doomed Lion Air jet, reported Reuters, quoting sources.
Boeing Suspends Deliveries of 737 MAX Planes, Production to Continue
The Boeing said on Friday, 15 March, it is suspending deliveries of 737 MAX planes after its grounding, according to AFP. It also said that the production of planes is continuing.
Ethiopian Airlines 'Has Flown' Black Boxes of Crashed Boeing to Paris
Ethiopian Airlines affirmed that the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed with 157 people,including four Indians, on board have been flown to Paris for analysis.
"An Ethiopian delegation led by Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has flown the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) to Paris, France for investigation," the airline wrote on Twitter.
Airfares Soar Over 100% as Airlines Cancel Flights
Air passengers face the grim prospects of high air fares and fewer flight choices as several airlines cancel operations due to a number of reasons including the grounding of 737-MAX aircraft.
According to industry insiders, some sectors have shown a rise of more than 100 per cent in last minute bookings.
"Spot fares for Mumbai-Chennai are touching Rs 26,073 as opposed to Rs 5,369 the same time last year. High airfare patterns are expected to continue in the short term with Holi and summer school holidays round the corner, resulting in an increased demand," said Aloke Bajapi, CEO and Co-founder, ixigo.
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