Canada joins long list of nations grounding 737 Max planes

Air Canada's fleet has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes.
Air Canada's fleet has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes.

Canada has become the latest country to ground Boeing 737 Max aircraft and forbid the plane from flying in Canadian airspace.

The U.S. is still permitting Boeing 737 Max aircraft to operate.

A Max 8 plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed Sunday, killing all 157 onboard. Last October, a Max 8 flown by Lion Air crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. 

Canada minister of transport Marc Garneau said he made the decision to ground Boeing 737 Max jets "following advice from Transport Canada Civil Aviation experts, as a precautionary measure." Garneau added that it was "too soon to speculate about the cause of the accident in Addis Ababa and to make direct links to the Lion Air accident in Indonesia."

Air Canada flies 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. The airline said it was rebooking customers on other planes, warning that delays in rebooking and in reaching Air Canada call centers should be expected.


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