Boeing 737 Max 8 LIVE Updates: SpiceJet Cancels 14 Flights

Boeing 737 Max 8 LIVE Updates: SpiceJet Cancels 14 Flights

No Boeing 737 Max aircraft will be allowed “to enter or transit Indian airspace” from 4 pm (File)

New Delhi: 

The centre has banned the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft three days after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed killing all 157 people including four Indians on board. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane will be banned in Indian airspace from 4 pm today, according to an official of aviation watchdog DGCA said, according to news agency PTI. Several countries have grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, the latest and best-selling variant of the US-based plane-maker, since the crash. The decision by the DGCA has been done for the sake of passenger safety.

“No B737 Max aircraft will be allowed to enter or transit Indian airspace effective 1600hrs IST or 1030 UTC. The time line is to cater to situations where aircraft can be positioned at maintenance facilities & international flights can reach their destinations (sic),” the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a tweet.

Here are the LIVE Updates after the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft:

Mar 13, 2019
12:18 (IST)

Mar 13, 2019
12:17 (IST)

Mar 13, 2019
12:17 (IST)

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Grounded: All but the US and Japan have halted flights of the Boeing 737 Max 8

Of the top 10 countries by air passenger travel, all but the United States and Japan have halted flights of the 737 MAX

Mar 13, 2019
12:14 (IST)

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Civil aviation ministry asks SpiceJet, Jet Airways to come up with full plan to accomodate passengers and deployed aircraft on scheduled route

Aviation ministry has asked SpiceJet and Jet Airways to come up with a full plan on how to accommodate passengers and deployed aircraft on scheduled route. They have been asked to make sure that they will not take extra charges from the passengers, say Ministry of Civil Aviation sources, according to news agency ANI

Mar 13, 2019
12:10 (IST)

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Aviation watchdog DGCA had earlier directed Indian airline carriers to ensure pilots have 1,000 hours of flying experience on Boeing 737 MAX 8

On Monday, the DGCA had directed Indian airline carriers to ensure that pilots have 1,000 hours and co-pilots 500 hours of flying experience on the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Mar 13, 2019
12:04 (IST)

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Civil Aviation Ministry calls an emergency meeting of all airlines at 4pm today

The ministry has called an emergency meeting of all airlines at 4 pm today “to prepare a contingency plan”, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

Mar 13, 2019
12:03 (IST)

Read Here: Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft Banned In Indian Airspace From 4 pm: 10 Points
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft will be banned in Indian airspace from 4 pm today, the government has said. The aircraft will also be grounded in the country by 4 pm, an official of aviation watchdog DGCA said, according to news agency PTI. Last night, the regulator had announced that the planes would be grounded “immediately” for the sake of passenger safety, three days after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, killing 157 people including four Indians. Since the crash on Sunday, several countries have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, the latest and best-selling variant of the US-based plane-maker.

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