Two days after Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people onboard, India has finally banned the operations of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This decision has directly affected SpiceJet and Jet Airways, two major airlines that have the Boeing aircraft it its fleet. Following the DGCA order, SpiceJet has also banned the Boeing aircraft. With 13 such planes in its fleet, SpiceJet may see some trouble in today’s operations. In case you are also flying with SpiceJet today, you must check the status of your flight.
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Contact SpiceJet’s 24x7 Customer Care Helpline Number +919871803333 /+919654003333 for urgent assistance.
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The Indian aviation watchdog had banned the Boeing operations on Tuesday. "DGCA has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately. These planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations," the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a tweet.
"As always, passenger safety remains our top priority. We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety," it added.
However, the US aviation regulator has said that there is "no basis" for grounding Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft, one of which was involved in a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people. "Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft," Federal Aviation Administration chief Daniel Elwell said in a statement.
"Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action." A new Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.
That followed the October crash of a new Lion Air jet of the same model in Indonesia, which killed 189 people shortly after takeoff from Jakarta.
Despite Boeing's assurances that the plane is safe and reliable, the European Union, Britain and India joined China and other countries that either grounded the best-selling plane or banned it from their airspace as they await the investigation into the crash.
(With agency inputs)