July 9, 2020

DGCA orders to withdraw all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts from service

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered the withdrawal of all Boeing 737 Max 8 aeroplanes from service by today evening.

The decision has come few days after a similar flight operated by the Ethiopian Airlines crashed killing as many as 157 people –it was the second such crash suffered by a Boeing 737 Max 8 flight in less than five months.   

At present, many aeroplane service providers use this flight. The most prominent ones among them are SpiceJet and Jet Airways.   

The Indian service providers have offered their complete cooperation to the decision taken by the DGCA to ensure the safety of the people who use the service of aeroplanes.

At this moment, it is not clear what makes this flight vulnerable to crashes like the one happened with the Ethiopian Airlines.

Anyway, the European Union, as well as many similar developed regions, has banned the use of this flight over their air zone.

The withdrawal of the flight is likely to affect the operations of many Indian aeroplane service providers badly.

Due to the withdrawal, many scheduled services have been cancelled. The authorities have said that they would bring the situation back to normal soon.


Vignesh. S. G

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