All the countries and airlines grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

All the countries and airlines grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 jets
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Aviation authorities in countries around the world have opted to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following a plane crash in Ethiopia that left all 157 people on board dead.

The crash Sunday was the second deadly incident involving the airplane model in five months, following a crash over Indonesia in October that killed 189 people.


Nearly a dozen countries — as well as the entire European Union — have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 as of Tuesday afternoon, while several airlines have independently suspended flights using the aircraft.


Here are the countries that have grounded the planes:

Australia: The country's Civil Aviation Safety Authority temporarily suspended flights of the plane in and out of the country Tuesday while they await further information on the crashes.

Canada: Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced Wednesday that Canada would be temporarily banning the 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft from their airspace based on new data showing some similarities between the flight patterns of the Ethiopian and Indonesian crashes.
China: China’s Civil Aviation Administration ordered airlines to ground the Max 8s because of a “zero tolerance for security risks."

France: France's Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced Tuesday that they were barring all Boeing 737 Max variants from their airspace.

Germany: German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said Tuesday that Germany was closing its airspace to all Boeing 737 Max variants until "all doubts have been cleared up," according to Deutsche Welle.

Indonesia: The country's Director General of Air Transportation Polana B. Pramesti told The Associated Press  that they grounding the Max 8s for safety.

Ireland: The Irish Aviation Authority announced Tuesday that it was suspending the operation of all 737 Max variants in Irish airspace.

Malaysia: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia banned the Max 8 on Tuesday, according to Channel News Asia.

Mongolia: Mongolia's Civil Aviation Authority suspended flights of the Max 8 on Monday, China's Xinhua News reported.

Singapore: The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore suspended flights Tuesday of all variants of the Boeing 737 Max.

United Kingdom: The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority announced Tuesday that it would be banning the aircraft from its airspace as a "precautionary measure."

United States: President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE announced Wednesday afternoon that the U.S. would temporarily ground Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft.


Airlines that have grounded the planes:

Aerolíneas Argentinas suspended the five 737 Max 8s in its fleet on Tuesday, according to the Buenos Aires Times.

Aeromexico suspended Max 8 flights Monday, until investigations into the crashes are completed.

Cayman Airways suspended the plane Monday, according to the Cayman Compass.

Comair Airways, a South African carrier, announced they would remove the Max 8 from its flight schedule.

Eastar Jet, based in South Korea, is grounding its two 737 Max 8 starting Wednesday, the AP reported.

Fiji Airways grounded their Max 8 planes on Tuesday to comply with Australia’s directive, according to FBC News.

FlyDubai grounded their 11 Max 8 jets after a directive from the General Civil Aviation Authority, the Khaleej Times reported.

Gol, a Brazilian airline, is grounding its seven Max 8 planes and transferring passengers on its Max 6 planes, according to Channel News Asia.

Icelandair announced Tuesday they would be suspending their three Max 8 planes. 

Jet Airways, an airline based in India, grounded its five Max 8s on Tuesday, according to SFGate.

Norwegian Airlines grounded their fleet of Max 8 planes on Tuesday "following recommendations by European aviation authorities."

Royal Air Maroc, the national carrier of Morocco temporarily grounded the Max 8 Monday, Reuters reported.

Turkish Airlines grounded all 737 Max models Tuesday, Reuters reported.


—Updated: March 13 at 2:37 p.m.