This is a temporary solution until the end of the investigation.
S7 Airlines, a Russian airline, has suspended the use of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft until it received more detailed information on investigating the causes of the crash in Ethiopia. This was reported by Vedomosti with reference to the press service of the airline.
In S7, it was clarified that the decision will take effect from 00:01 hours on March 13, Moscow time. “This will not affect the regularity of flights,” – said the press service.S7 Airlines is the only Russian airline with a fleet of two Boeing 737 Max 8. On March 12, the Federal Air Transport Agency sent a request to Boeing for recommendations on further safe operation of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.
On March 12, the European Union Aviation Security Agency (EASA) suspended Boeing 737 Max 8 flights in the EU countries. The order is published on the department’s website; it will enter into force on March 12 at 10:00 pm Moscow time.
The ban is also imposed on flights operated by other countries: arriving and departing from Europe or following transit through the EU countries. Previously, the Boeing 737 Max 8 flights were suspended by certain states: Britain, Australia, Malaysia, Ireland, Iceland, Turkey, Oman, Singapore, China, Indonesia and Ethiopia.
After the tragic incident of flight ET302 Ethiopian Airlines with the participation of Boeing 737 Max 8, the European Union’s Aviation Security Agency takes all necessary measures to ensure the safety of passengers.
March 11, Boeing postponed the presentation of the new Boeing 777X, the company took up help with the investigation of the incident. In China, after two crashes of this aircraft in a year, the Boeing 737 Max was temporarily taken out of service.