In a statement released by Boeing, the company has finally recommended the suspension of 737 MAX aircraft. The statement comes after 35+ countries grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets in their fleets and banned the jets from operating in their airspaces. Boeing held their ground until America grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 crafts after much protest.
The statement reads, "Boeing continues to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX. However, after consultation with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and aviation authorities and its customers around the world, Boeing has determined - out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft's safety - to recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft.
"We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes, and it will always be. There is no greater priority for our company and our industry. We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again. Boeing makes this recommendation and supports the decision by the FAA."
Boeing 737 MAX 8 is the same kind of jet that was involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the second crash involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 series in the past 5 months since the Lion Air Flight 610 crash.
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