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Canada suspends Boeing 737 MAX operations

Devdiscourse News Desk ottawa
Updated: 13-03-2019 22:45 IST
Canada suspends Boeing 737 MAX operations

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Canada grounded the world's third largest fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners, or 41 planes operated by three Canadian carriers, and banned the aircraft from its airspace Wednesday. "As a result of new data that we received this morning, and had the chance to analyze, and on the advice of my experts and as a precautionary measure, I issued a safety notice," Transport Minister March Garneau told a press conference.

"This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights from any operator of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 or MAX 9 variant aircraft, whether domestic or foreign, from arriving, departing or overflying Canadian air space. This safety notice is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice."

(With inputs from agencies.)