Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX due to “evidence collected” — FAA

WASHINGTON, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Wednesday that it is ordering the “temporary grounding” of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated “by US airlines or in US territory.” The FAA said in a statement that it made this decision “as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today.” “This evidence, together with newly refined satellite data available to FAA this morning, led to this decision,” it said, noting that the grounding will remain in effect “pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft’s flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders.” Earlier today, Trump announced the immediate grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9, whereas Boeing reiterated that it “continues to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX,” but that it has determined “to recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency