Boeing issuing no new guidance on 737 Max 8 amid groundings

Boeing issuing no new guidance on 737 Max 8 amid groundings
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Boeing is issuing no new guidances on its 737 Max 8 aircraft as of Tuesday amid groundings of the plane following a fatal crash this weekend.

"Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX," the company told The Hill. "We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets."


"We’ll continue to engage with them to ensure they have the information needed to have confidence in operating their fleets. The United States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators."

Multiple countries and airlines have chosen to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 this week after a crash in Ethiopia Sunday left 157 people dead.

That was the second fatal crash in under a year with the same model after an October accident in Indonesia killed 189 passengers.

The United Kingdom, China, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Ethiopia have all grounded their Max 8 aircrafts.

Norwegian Airlines, Brazilian airline Gol and Mexican airline Aeromexico have all done the same.

In the U.S., lawmakers including Sens. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyPresident Trump is weak against Bernie Sanders in foreign affairs Conservative activist Charlie Kirk urges CPAC crowd to boo Romney The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence taps health official to aid coronavirus response MORE (R-Utah), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race The Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders holds 13-point lead in Fox News poll MORE (D-Mass.) have called for the Max 8 to be grounded.

The FAA said they see no reason to pull the planes as of now, but are investigating the situation with the National Transportation Safety Board.

"Today, the FAA will issue a Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community (CANIC) for Boeing 737 MAX operators," the agency said in a statement Monday.

"The FAA continuously assesses and oversees the safety performance of U.S. commercial aircraft. If we identify an issue that affects safety, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action."