Donald Trump has announced that all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 “aircraft will be effectively immobilized immediately” and states that the company is working “very hard” to find a solution to the problem.
President of the United States , Donald Trump , announced Wednesday his government will issue an “emergency order” to suspend operations models Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 after the loss of one of these devices in Ethiopia.
At a press conference, Trump stressed that both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing “are in agreement with the measure”, while emphasizing that the aircraft of this model that are in flight will reach their destination and remain then on land until new order.
“The pilots have been notified, the airlines have all been notified, the airlines agree, and the safety of the people of the United States and of all people is our main concern, ” he added.
Thus, he has expressed his condolences to the relatives of the 157 victims of the incident in Ethiopia and Indonesia, where another model of this plane crashed in October. In this case, 189 people died.
Trump has stated that Boeing “is an incredible company” and added that the company is working “very, very hard” to find a solution.”Hopefully they have a quick response,” he added.
The announcement has arrived hours after those formulated by Canada, Ukraine, Georgia, Iraq and Lebanon. On Tuesday, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said it “suspends all flight operations” of all Boeing model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX aircraft in Europe, as a measure of ” caution”.
Thus, the EU joined more than a dozen countries that have already decided to suspend the flights of these aircraft temporarily, among which are also Turkey, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Oman, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Indonesia , Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mongolia.
The plane crash last Sunday near Addis Ababa, which left 157 dead, set off alarm bells being the second incident in a short time suffering the suspended model. Since then, several EU countries have announced measures, including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands, but the decision of the EASA harmonizes the European response. Until February 2019, Boeing has delivered more than 376 aircraft of the 737 MAX.