Norwegian airline seeks compensation from Boeing

Saul Bowman
March 15, 2019

With the Canadian government grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft citing safety concerns, 41 Canadian airline-owned jets have been taken out of service.

It didn't take long for numerous world's airlines and air travel governing bodies to issue a ban on Boeing's 737 MAX 8 commercial airliner after a crash in Ethiopia took the lives of 157 people.

Boeing initially said it had "full confidence in the safety of the 737 Max".

Industry experts had long speculated that it was only a matter of time before the US Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, made the order.

In Kenya, which lost 32 citizens in the crash, a minute of silence was observed Thursday morning at the One Planet Summit on climate change attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Both airlines fly into the Region of Waterloo International Airport, YKF.

On Monday, Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority suspended all 737 Max flights in and out of Australia That action followed China's decision to temporarily ground 737 Max planes operating in the nation.

President Trump announced Wednesday that the FAA is grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes "effective immediately", following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, including eight Americans.

We talked to passengers headed to Ireland, Spain, and Toronto.

That means the planes will also be grounded at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Garneau said the similarities "exceed a certain threshold in our minds with respect to the possible cause of what happened in Ethiopia".

Seabrook anticipates West Jet will redeploy other planes in its fleet while the Max 8 planes - and the less-widely used Max 9 jets - are banned from Canadian and American airspace.

The FAA said on Wednesday a software upgrade being worked on following the Lion Air crash would take months to complete.

UNITED STATESPilots in the U.S. had expressed safety concerns about the Boeing 737 Max 8 to the authorities, reports have said.

Indonesia's Lion Air said Tuesday it was postponing taking delivery of four new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets after the latest crash involving the aircraft. The disaster is the second with a Max 8 plane in just five months and has set off a wave of groundings of the planes around the world.

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