Canada Grounds Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Following Devastating Crash

Norwegian Air Shuttle to demand Boeing pay for grounding of planes

But if the crash was caused by pilot error, then the problem could be corrected by training, and the grounding could be short, Goelz said.

Dubai, the world's busiest airport for worldwide travel, will no longer allow the Boeing 737 MAX 8 or 737 MAX 9 to take off or land on its runways after the controversial models were banned by the United Arab Emirates government.

"So, we have issued directive that no operator with Boeing 737 Max 8 or Max 9 should operate into and outside our airports and this is being carried out", he said.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft in Canadian airspace.

Air Canada has 24 Max 8 aircraft (out of 184 in its main fleet), which it uses mainly for domestic and US routes, while Calgary-based WestJet Airlines Ltd. has 13 Max 8s (out of about 150 planes).

Questions about its safety grabbed global attention after an Ethiopia Airlines jet crashed just after take-off from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing 157 people.

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He says there are a lot of nervous and seasoned flyers alike relieved to know that the aircraft are grounded until they get whatever is necessary in place to prevent tragedies from happening again. They compared the flight patterns of the Ethiopian Airlines jet against Lion Air, saying authorities have a clearer knowledge of what happened in the earlier crash.

Speaking on Wednesday, March 13, in a reaction to the plane crash disaster involving Ethiopian Boeing jet, the carrier spokeswoman Tonje Naess said the Oslo-based airline "should not have any financial burden for a brand new aircraft that will not to be used, " Fox News reports. Two Israelis were killed in the crash, and members of an emergency response team from the country said they are frustrated because they have not been able to access the crash site.

Air Canada, for example, announced it was canceling flights to London following Britain's decision to ban the aircraft. "Air Canada Component of CUPE always believes that the safety of passengers and crew must come first", said president Wesley Lesosky. The similarities suggested something similar was possible with the latest flight, he said.

"There are lots of reasons why aircraft can run into difficulty", Garneau said.

The 737 Max is Boeing's largest contributor of product revenue and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analyst Noah Poponak.

Low-priced airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, South Korea's Eastar Jet and South Africa's Comair also said they would halt flights. Eastern time to include additional information and quotes from Garneau, Air Canada, the pilots association and the flight attendants union.

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