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Europe restricts air space for the Boeing 737 Max 8

The European aviation safety Agency Easa has suspended on Tuesday from 19 p.m. all flights for the Boeing planes of the type 737 Max 8. The prohibition also applies to Switzerland, as the Swiss Federal office for civil aviation (Foca) said at the request of the editorial Board of Tamedia.

Almost 40 percent of the world's used Boeing 737 Max will no longer raise the industry service flight global suggest that temporarily including just under 100 machines in the biggest market of China. World's airlines use more than 350 machines of the type. Some countries and Airlines are still waiting for the results of the accident investigation and the official recommendations from Boeing.

In Switzerland, is enrolled no aircraft of this type, informed by the Federal office for civil aviation (Foca) on request. In the Swiss air space, only two or three flights per month Boeing 737 Max by foreign companies. Nevertheless, Switzerland also locked their airspace for the type of aircraft, the European aviation safety Agency Easa has suspended all flights for the 737 Max.

Meanwhile, the pressure on the authorities to block the air space for the plane-model is growing in the United States. The influential U.S. senators, Mitt Romney and Elizabeth Warren called on the aviation authority Faa on Tuesday to follow the example of many other countries and to withdraw the aircraft type, the start permission. Also, Senator Ted Cruz, who chairs the sub - Committee for aviation and space travel, joined the claim.

It would be wise to leave the aircraft temporarily not to take off until the Faa could confirm that they were safe. He plans a hearing on the two crashes of the aircraft type. The Faa had declared the machines previously capable of flight, but a Software Update is required.

"Similarities" between the crashes

In the for Boeing's major markets, China and Indonesia are not allowed to use domestic Airlines, the 737 Max 8, since Monday. China's civil aviation authority noted "Similarities" between the accident on Sunday and the crash in October.

operation Of flight when Boeing had confirmed the necessary measures for aviation safety. Also South Korea and Mongolia called on domestic Airlines, the 737 Max 8. Some companies have said yourself, to renounce flights with machines of the type concerned. "We do not know the cause of the accident, parts of our fleet, but as a safety measure, on the ground," said Ethiopian Airlines.

the South African Comair, Cayman Airways, Brazil's Gol Airlines and Aeromexico can the 737 Max 8 for the time being not to start. Argentina's flagship Airline, Aerolinas Argentinas suspends flights of its five 737 Max 8 as well. Previously, pilots had refused to start with the model.

For "airworthy" explains

On Sunday had crashed in Ethiopia, a Boeing 737 Max 8 in the airline Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa. All 149 passengers and eight crew members were killed. By the end of October, a new machine of this type of Lion Air in Indonesia also shortly after Takeoff crashed.

The U.S. aviation authority Faa called for Boeing, announced conceptual Changes to April to implement, said the type of aircraft but for flight-ready. The investigations had just begun and, so far, no information is available, the steps would make this necessary, it was said in a communication to the authority.

Changes announced

Boeing undertook rapid Changes to the control software of the affected airplane model. The US group said to have been in months ago begun, the control software to develop, "to make an already safe aircraft even safer."

The Software Upgrade should be playing in the upcoming weeks on all machines. The company not referred to in the announcement on the crash on Sunday in Ethiopia.

On Monday had been found the data recorder of the machine. Ethiopian Airlines, according to both the voice recorder, which records the communication in the Cockpit, as well as the flight recorders were recovered the digital flight data. (nag/sda)

Created: 12.03.2019, 23:17 PM

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