Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft will have to avoid Canadian airspace …

Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft will have to avoid Canadian airspace …

Groupe Voyages VP

Canada joins the more than 40 countries that boycotted the Boeing 737 MAX 8 & 9 flights. At a press conference today, Minister Marc Garneau said: “New information received this morning from satellites suggest a possible similarity, although not proven, between the crash of Lion Air in Indonesia and that of Ethiopian Airlines. Based on this data, Ottawa has made the decision to ground any Boeing MAX 8 and 9 aircraft. The precautionary measure is effective immediately, March 13, 2019, and applies equally to flights departing from Canada, crossing the territory or arriving in the country. In Canada, Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing carriers have 24, 13 and 4 Boeing 737 Max 8s respectively in their fleet. Sunwing had also taken the decision Tuesday to suspend any flight of this type of aircraft.

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… and US airspace …

US President Donald Trump immediately followed suit on the Boeing 737s 8 and 9. He notified the pilots that the aircraft concerned will no longer fly and that those currently flying will be immobilized on landing. whether in the United States or elsewhere in the world. “The decision will remain in effect pending further investigation, including information from flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders, and a team from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Ethiopia to assist the National Transportation Security Board (NTSB) in the investigation of the accident of flight 302. The agency will continue to investigate, “the statement said.

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and the sound of BOEING

The Boeing Company’s CEO, Mr. Dennis Muilenburg, conveyed his deepest condolences, on behalf of himself and his employees, to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in these two tragic accidents. “We support the decisions to nail the planes on the ground in an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing and as long as we build planes, security will remain fundamental for so long. There is no higher priority for our company and our industry. We are doing everything in our power to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, to deploy the safety improvements and to ensure that this does not happen again. ” As this file is constantly evolving, we will of course keep you informed of all the governmental and tourist impacts, developments and announcements made by Boeing.