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Boeing Disaster: Europe Bans 737 MAX Planes Over Ethiopia Crash

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Boeing Disaster: Europe Bans 737 MAX Planes Over Ethiopia Crash

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Nations are massively closing their airspace for Boeing 737 MAX planes over the deadly crash in Ethiopia. At least 27 airlines have now grounded the Max 8.

On March 12, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced an EU-wide airspace ban on the aircraft in order to ‘ensure the safety of passengers.”

“Following the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers.

As a precautionary measure, EASA has published today an Airworthiness Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all flight operations of all Boeing Model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX aeroplanes in Europe. In addition EASA has published a Safety Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or out of the EU of the above mentioned models.

The accident investigation is led by the Ethiopian Authorities with the support of the National Transportation Safety Board, as the aircraft was designed and built in the United States. EASA has offered their assistance in supporting the accident investigation.

EASA is continuously analysing the data as it becomes available. The accident investigation is currently ongoing, and it is too early to draw any conclusions as to the cause of the accident.

The EASA announcement followed an avalanche of bans and suspensions from European countries and carriers.

The situation is developing in light of the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 killing 157 people on board. This was the second disaster involving the new Boeing jet in the last six months. The previous tragedy took place in October when Indonesia’s Lion Air 737 Max 8 crashed killing 189 passengers and crew.

It should be noted that the the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) came with a statement in defense of Boeing claiming that the 737 Max 8 model is airworthy. The FFA declined to order airlines to ground the jet. However, this appeared not enough to rescue Boeing from the ongoing crisis.

The situation is developing.

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  • Syria insider

    The Sukhoi Superjet 100 begins to look like a nice alternative. ;)

    • BMWA1

      MC21 also.

      • Syria insider

        Looks good to me.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      As a Mechanical Engineer, I tell you and have posted before based on experience, Americunt “technology” is junk and all stolen from Europe from Von Braun onwards. US built cars are absolute rubbish, electronic industry does not exist aerospace is basically based on Hollywood hype. If China, Russia, Iran and Turkey collaborated, the Americunts would be out of business. They only sell death and destruction weapons by extortion to EU poodles and Arab headchopper regimes. The sad part is that Russia and China have not been able to produce a joint passenger aircraft due to political reasons. The real threat to Americunts will come from China in a decade in all spheres. The Americunts are even undermining their own EU lapdogs by placing restrictions on EADS consortium. Airbus is far superior to anything that the Americunt fat pigs have. SU-100 unfortunately has western parts and its sales are restricted.

      • Jens Holm

        Just evil splatting from Your behind again.

    • d’Artagnan

      Sukhoi 100 uses US manufactured parts and can not be exported without US approval.

      US has blocked sale of Sukhoi Superjet Aircraft to Iran as it uses 10% US parts and Russia so far has not been able to produce domestic sustitutes.

  • Sinbad2

    When this first started, Reuters was saying China “suspends” 737max planes.
    The normal term would be grounded, but when all the big corporations work together, they arrange to massage the story to maximize profits. Even the FAA is merely the PR arm of Boeing, and will whitewash this story, even after another plane crashes.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Lots of airlines in Asia including Singapore poodle colony have ground them as well as lapdog extraordinaire Australia. These are unsafe junk planes where the software obviously can not read altitude properly and the pilots can not use manual override, the Lion Air crash in Indonesia last year had the same problem and if this 737 junk max is not scrapped, many more lives will unfortunately be lost.

      • Jens Holm

        We will see. Most companies has grounded those airplanes. It says Your oppinion is junk. We see the same for fx cars, medicine and a lot of other stuff.

        If something is wrong in different levels, its checked up.

        Did You read the black boxes Your self with the Etiopians or what ? Much more like You are bringing bad omens with informations, the rest of the world not have.

        It can be even much worse, then You assume by Your autopilot – or easy to make safe and fine.

    • Jens Holm

      I see no reasons for whitewashing at all. Its hardly possible.

      I am sure not even Airbus are smiling, when 300 are that unsafe.

  • Saddam Hussein

    Its weird that Europe would buy Boeing when they should be getting their own Airbus.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Americunts treat the Euro trash as filth and force them to buy Americunt junk, just like Saudi and Persian Gulf puppet regimes have no choice. One should never forget that almost every European country is now occupied from Poland to UK. When fat Americunt pigs occupy a weak vassal state it is hard to say NO. The orange dotard Trump now wants the Eurotrash and Arab puppets to pay 150% of the cost of occupation troops by sheer mafia style extortion.

      • Jens Holm

        We are in the strong western economy and we are the same seize of USA. We are not forced to buy america junk at all. Most from there isnt junk at all as well.

        It seemes You brain is occypied about that too. We even produce a lot of military stuff and airplnes and helicopters too and export the to USA and the rest of the world.

        But that of course dont count in Your narrowminded mind.

        Comparing to, where You are in this is no option. We are not pretending we are victims runned by psycopats as Ypu do all the time. Our relationship is more like Sadists to Machocists – both ways and by that a good and mainly fair game.

        You dont see that. You are censured away from most of our good sides and are inly shown our bad ones very biased.

        I partly agree with Trump in this. We can and should pay more for ourselves, then we do. We do have plans and jobs for the future, but they are bigger then what we have for it today.

        I never has heard some should pay 150% extra unless the pay almost nothing today. Thats the point isnt it. You get a lot from them for nothing whatever the reasons are.

    • Barba_Papa

      For some things Boeing is better, for others Airbus. While Airbus gambled everything on their A380, bigger then Boeing 747, to carry LOTS of passengers from hub to hub where they could take their next (smaller) flight to their end destinations, Boeing correctly assumed that people would rather travel in one go to their destination straight from start to finish, and they developed a series of long range aircraft instead. After all, who wants to go through endless transits? Boeing won and Airbus has announced it will cease building the A380.

      It also helps to have a healthy mix of both manufacturers in your inventory, so in case like what’s happening now not your entire fleet gets grounded.

      • Jens Holm

        Yes, its much about how many hubbs You need and prefare too and devellop for the exact right solutions, which people prefare or are forced too.

        On the ground its in sane here too. We have so many traveeling to jobs every day. They mainly are in cars for 4-5 persons even they only are 1. The engine is made for driving 180 km pr our, but the absolute max here in Denmark are 130 km pr hour.

        Smaller cars even would help making many more parking spaces in th town centers, which also could be cheeper.

        But no, we choose even the same people talk about climate change, noise, smoke and dirts from the tires.

        We should need a kind of world plan for tha air transportation much better then the relative few we have right now.

    • Jens Holm

      Not weird at all. We are a part of the world market and most of us only try to get get the best to the best price.

      We mainly are loyal to the markets. Fx China sell us a lot of Lenovas. Most of europeans hardly likes China compared to most of oourselves and most of the west.

      We also trade a lot with them even You hardly can show a flag of Tibet and buy from Taiwan as well.

      But those often – not every time – are the best to the price.

      Its very expensive to devellop new airplanes. The airbus is fine but not new. Airbus might need to devellop a new one, which also is the best to the price.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    USA worried for poor electrical maitenance in Venezuela..while their made plane Boeing have turn in flying coffins…

    • Jens Holm

      Boing is a private company which has many good airplanes in the sky right now and has beeb very much able to do that for many, many years.

      1-2 airplanes dont change that at all. So far we not even has wrotten the 2 black boxes about it. We only know, they will regain the computer programs in it.

      We all are worrrid, when airplanes and other things seemes not to be safe and fx 300 dies.

      I am not for USA as well as Maduro in Venezuala, but no electricity fast might kill much mpre then 300 in that country.

  • Joe Kerr

    Hopefully the next 737 nosedive will be on the Pentagon, or Langley.

  • Justin

    EU vs USA
    No different to the EU supporting Iran nuclear Deal and USA retracting from it!
    Why is the EU and the USA in a stealthy political war?

    Its everyones purpose to find out why!
    Do u want to know the truth or do u want to cheer lead for China and Iran and the zionist elites?

    U all think u are the “good guys”! i know u all mean well, i really do, but ur lack of knowledge and want for bias information blinds u!

    U are not “good guys” u are all slaves who THINK they know the truth! u dont!

    EU is evil, China is evil, Zionists are evil, the [[[FORMER]]] USA was evil!

    Russia and the USA will be Allies after 2020. Laugh at it…. just remember it was said!
    BIG shit is going down now!

    Obama funded by Soros and Saudi’s (yet supported Iran) Clinton’s (supported Rothschild agenda) Bush’s (supported Saudi Agenda)

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    Valerie Jarrett was an Iranian and a member of the richest Iranian family!
    Huma Abedine was the daughter and niece of 2 muslim brotherhood leaders!
    Obama was a Shiite muslim!

    Clinton GAVE RUSSIA 20% Uranium stores of the USA and Russia gave it to Iran!
    A middle east planned war by the elites was to occur!

    Dont worry all u non-believers! Clinton about to hit the news BIG TIME as i had forewarned u all 2 weeks a go! Not only Uranium 1, not only emails, not only benghazi, not only “pay for play” not only murder, not only conspiracy to rig election, not only human trafficking…… MUCH MORE…. and it will be released one at a time! not all at once!

    WATCH!

    What i am telling u is the truth and is the reason why Obama made this deal with Iran!

    EU still under control of Zionists elites!
    Russia is not!
    USA not anymore!

    China is not good!
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    Everyone here is WRONG about China and Iran!
    EVERYONE!!!!

    I will enjoy watching u all scream “bullshit” as the truth confirms your biased knowledge and fake TRUTH u all THINK u know! U are all WRONG!

    • 1691

      Would you board on Boeing 737 MAX planes?

      • Justin

        yeah i would! only been 2 instances plus i just learned that there are overides!
        i trust boeing and airbus more than any other maker!

        Boeing is my most favoured!

        However, i would love the Sukhoi’s to take this advantage in the market to produce! nothing would please me more than to see Russian aircraft enter into this international market! i believe their new passenger aircraft is extremely good!

    • Jens Holm

      I dont see USA and EU are in constant stealthy war. Its very much like different methods for the same devellopments. EU only is an economic superpower and sometimes a slow one.

      Today You correct see Trump as a bad version of John Waine.

      Some might explain to You, You are the one insíde the Menthal Hospital.

  • d’Artagnan

    US has a culture of suppressing the truth and victimizing whistleblowers. There are now media reports that pilots repeatedly voiced safety concerns about the Boeing 737 Max 8 to federal authorities, with one captain calling the flight manual “inadequate and most criminally insufficient” several months before Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, an investigation by the Dallas Morning News found. The disclosures found various reference problems with an autopilot system during takeoff and nose-down situations while trying to gain altitude during flights of Boeing 737 Max 8s. While records show these flights occurred during October and November, information regarding which airlines the pilots were flying for at the time is redacted from the database. Boeing is also suspected of cover-ups and intimidation of pilots who voiced safety concerns.

    • Jens Holm

      Thats not to compare at all. Its a relative. I think all should wait. It would be very strange that BOING should prefare their airplanes are salling down.

      Much more like You forget, they knew there was relative unimportant problems, and we are told, they right now re-install.

      I see the same for my computer and Android. They did work before the updates too, during many years apart from connecting with some antivirusses a few times.