The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet on Sunday and Lion Air aircraft in October (each Boeing 737 Max eight) have forced the airlines to take the choice.
Oman Air final year received the delivery of its fifth of 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s on order. It is expecting to obtain nine a lot more 737 Max 8s this year.
“Oman Air is monitoring the updates in regards to the B737 Max 8 aircraft. We are in close contact with Boeing to understand if there are any implications for other airlines operating the same model. Oman Air’s primary and over-riding consideration is the safety and well-being of its staff and guests,” it stated.
The Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi had just taken off from Addis Ababa on Sunday when it reported technical issues and asked for permission to turn back. It crashed shortly afterwards. As the crash investigation got beneath way on Monday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered the grounding of all 97 Boeing 737 Max eight jets.
The move was followed by an announcement from Ethiopian Airlines that it had grounded its fleet of Boeing 737 Max eight jets as an ‘extra safety precaution’.
Sunday’s incident marked the second time in much less than six months that a 737 Max eight aircraft crashed just minutes into a flight. A Lion Air 737 Max eight flight crashed in the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 individuals on board. Both crashes are beneath investigation and there is no proof of a hyperlink in between the two, but similarities in the incidents have prompted caution amongst some airlines.
In a statement, Boeing stated it was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of life in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. “A technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide assistance under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and US National Transportation Safety Board.”
Meanwhile, investigators have recovered each black box recorders of the jet.
“The Digital Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder of ET302 have been recovered,” Ethiopian Airlines stated on Twitter.
Information Source: Muscat Daily