Airlines Ground Boeing Max 8 Jets After Crash
Germany, Britain and France have now joined more than a dozen air carriers — together with the Chinese and Indonesian governments — in ordering their 737 Max 8s grounded, following the death of 157 people in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash. Boeing shares dropped 5 percent yesterday as investigators began studying the plane’s flight recorders, but the company warned against speculating over the cause of the crash while the probe is underway.
Where else is pressure coming from? Pilots themselves have expressed concerns over the Max 8’s safety, with one union spokesman saying, “Everybody should be looking at this.”