Boeing responds as grounding of Max 737 continues worldwide after Ethiopian airline crash

Boeing responds as grounding of Max 737 continues worldwide after Ethiopian airline crash

- Boeing company has reacted to the global concern generated by the safety of its Max 737 jet

- The aerospace company said it was disappointed by the Ethiopian airline crash killing 149 passengers and eight crew members on board

- Boeing, however, said safety is its number one priority, adding that it would respect the decision of its customers worldwide

With global concern still growing about the safety of Boeing Max 737 jet following the crash disaster involving Ethiopian airline on Sunday, March 10, the US maker of the airplane has issued a statement to express confidence on its operation.

Boeing, in a statement made on its official website on Tuesday, March 12, said it was saddened by the plane crash incident in Addis Ababa, which killed 149 and eight crew members less than ten minute it took off.

The aerospace company, however said it has "full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX," adding that it respected the reaction trailing the disaster from countries and customers.

Boeing responds as grounding of Max 737 continues worldwide after Ethiopian airline crash

Remnants of the Max 737 Ethiopian jet after crash disaster in Addis Ababa on Sunday, March 10.
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Legit.ng recalls that Boeing has been on pressure to react following the decision of countries including China, Mexico, Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil and South Africa to ground their Max 8 jets pending the time the reason for the crash will be unravelled.

But in a reaction, Boeing said safety remained its number one priority before adding that it will "continue to engage with them (its aggrieved customers) to ensure they have the information needed to have confidence in operating their fleets."

It said: "Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX. We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets.

"We’ll continue to engage with them to ensure they have the information needed to have confidence in operating their fleets.

"The United States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that following the unfortunate Sunday, March 12 crash disaster involving Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8, pressure had been mounted on Boeing, the manufacturer of the narrow-shaped plane, as more countries continued to ground the 737 Max 8 jets.

India's Jet Airways on Tuesday, March 12, followed the path of China, Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil and South Africa by grounding its Max 8 jets following the growing concern about the planes' safety.

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