Ethiopian Airlines: What do we know about Boeing 737 Max 8?

A number of airlines have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash.

The plane crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

It was the second disaster in five months involving this type of aircraft.

Here is list of the airlines that have the 737 Max 8 in their fleet, and – where indicated – any actions individual airlines have taken in response to the disaster.

Airlines that have grounded the 737 Max 8

Chinese-regulated airlines. These include:

Shenzhen Airlines (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in July 2018)

China Eastern Airlines (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in Dec 2017)

Air China (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in Nov 2017)

Okay Airways (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in June 2018)

Kunming Airlines

Also:

Ethiopian Airlines

Cayman Airways

Indonesia airlines: Garuda Indonesia (one) and Lion Air (10) to be inspected

Airlines continuing to operate the aircraft

Norwegian Air shuttle (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in June 2017) – “in close dialogue with Boeing”

Flydubai (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in July 2017) – “monitoring”

TUI Group (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in January 2018) – “close contact with manufacturer”

GOL (operates 7 x 737 Max 8 aircraft) – “reiterates confidence in the safety of its fleet”

Air Italy – “in constant dialogue with the authorities”

S7 – “constantly keeping in touch with the manufacturer”

SilkAir – (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in Sept 2017) – “closely monitoring developments”

Southwest Airlines – “in contact with Boeing”

Fiji Airways – “training… meets highest safety standards”

WestJet – “monitoring the situation closely”

LOT Polish Airlines (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in November 2017) – “closely monitoring the situation”

Other airlines that use the 737 Max 8

SpiceJet (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in Oct 2018) – no immediate comment

JetAirways – no immediate comment

Corendon Airlines (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in May 2018)

Mauritania Airlines (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in Dec 2017)

Malindo Air (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in May 2017)

Sunwing Airlines (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in June 2018)

Aerolineas Argentinas (delivery of first 737 Max 8 in Nov 2017)

Aviation Capital Group

Aeromexico

Gol Airlines

Gecas Travel Services

Oman Air also uses the aircraft but their delivery date has not been confirmed by Boeing.

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