Australia, Singapore suspend Boeing 737 MAX

Australia and Singapore have joined the growing list of countries temporarily preventing the Boeing’s 737 MAX planes from flying into and out of their countries following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft.

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Max 8 crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people on board. It was the second fatal accident involving the model in less than five months. Last year in October, Indonesia Lion Air flight, crashed after takeoff from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

Several airlines and regulators around the world have already grounded the Max 8 model after the crash.

China and Ethiopia yesterday decided to bar their entire Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet from national airspace.

However, US aviation officials have said, the 737 Max 8 is airworthy and that it is too early to reach any conclusions or take any action. US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said, country’s Federal Aviation Administration would take immediate and appropriate action if a defect was found in the Max 8. Boeing has confirmed that for the past few months it has been developing a flight control software enhancement for the aircraft.

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