American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has stopped deliveries of its 737 MAX aircraft type. This comes one day after a grounding was ordered on all 737 MAX operating passenger flights.
CONFIRMED: "Boeing has paused delivery of 737 MAX airplanes due to the temporary grounding. We continue to build 737 MAX airplanes, while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact our production system.” #JT610 #ET302
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) March 14, 2019
Following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 on flight ET302, all countries in which the aircraft type is operating, banned it from flying passenger service. On Wednesday, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered a grounding for the 737 MAX in the USA. One day earlier, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) did the same for its airspace.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.