The Indian government has chose to bar Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from flying in Indian skies and will not take any deliveries of the narrowbody jet until safety concerns are cleared, an official from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.
All Boeing 737 Max-8 and 9 planes will continue to be grounded until May after the catastrophic Ethiopian Airlines crash, the US Federal Aviation Administration said.
Kenya Airways will consider switching to Airbus or could opt to take more of the older 737-800 version of the Boeing jet, which doesn't feature the suspect system, Chairman Michael Joseph said in an email, without ruling out sticking with the Max.
This followed the October crash of a Lion Air jet of the same model in Indonesia, claiming 189 lives.
US Representative Rick Larsen said the software upgrade would take a few weeks to complete, and installing it on every plane would take "at least through April". In the notice, Boeing warned pilots that the plane's Angle of Attack (AoA) sensors could give off erroneous readings.
"The new information comes from satellite tracking data suggesting a possible, although unproven in the flight profile of the Lion Air aircraft, and I caution that this new information is not conclusive and that we must await further evidence hopefully from the voice and data recorders", Garneau continued. Two Israelis were killed in the crash, and members of an emergency response team from the country said they are frustrated because they have not been able to access the crash site.
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Garneau said he will reverse the ban when he sees the "smoking gun that will explain what happened with this particular flight".
"Big families, a lot of people and the full Israeli nation is waiting for these remains, and we will not go out of Ethiopia until we find the remains to bury them", Biton said. "The investigation team will decide where", the spokesman told Reuters. In a dramatic development, the European Aviation Safety Agency has split with the Federal Aviation Administration in banning the Max, leaving the United States regulator isolated in insisting that it's still safe to fly.
He says that affects airlines like Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing, and also has implications for airlines from outside the country.
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Transport Minister Marc Garneau, announcing the Canadian ban in Ottawa Wednesday morning, said politics didn't play into his decision, nor was it based on American thinking. A total of 18 Canadians were killed in the latest crash.
"He (Trump) did the right thing by grounding this fleet, both for air travellers and aviation workers", John Samuelsen, worldwide president of the Transport Workers Union of America.
Editor's note: This story was updated several times on March 13, 2019, most recently at 5:45 p.m.
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The aircraft was en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew on board.