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Which Airlines Grounded The Boeing 737 MAX And Which Airlines Are Still Flying It?



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It’s no news that major airlines and aviation authorities around the world have grounded the 737 Max model after concerns that the anti-stall system was behind two recent deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

Before the two crashes , there were approximately 350 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in operation worldwide that is being flown by 54 operators.At least 300 planes of these Boeing brand have now been grounded and moved into storages.

Below are airlines and aviation authorities that have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, as well as those that are still flying it.

Who has grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft?

Ethiopian Airlines, China’s Air China, China Eastern and China Southern, Indonesia, Aeromexico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Cayman Airways, South Africa’s Comair Airways, South Korea’s Eastar Jet, UK’s TUI Airways,Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aéreas, Malaysia , Germany, Icelandair, Fly Dubai, Hong Kong, Fiji Airways, Russia’s S7 Airlines , Canada’s Sunwing Airlines and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Who is still flying the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft?

American Airlines
US carrier has 24 737 Max 8 aircraft in its fleet.
It says:
“At this time there are no facts on the cause of the accident other than news reports”
“We have full confidence in the aircraft and our crew members, who are the best and most experienced in the industry”

Southwest Airlines
The US carrier has 34 of the aircraft in its fleet.
It says:
“We remain confident in the safety and airworthiness of our fleet of more than 750 Boeing aircraft” 

United Airlines
US airline doesn’t operate any Max 8s, but fly 14 737 Max 9s — a longer version of the Max 8.

The airline operates 11 Boeing 737 Max 8s, and says it “remains confident in the airworthiness of our fleet”

The Canadian airline has 13 Max 8 aircraft and a total of 121 Boeing 737s in its fleet.

Boeing said it has issued changes to the control system linked to both Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes. However, it is unclear if the grounded 737 Max aircraft would be allowed to fly.