Federal Government grounds all Boeing 737 Max airplanes till further notice

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The Federal Government has announced a ban on all Boeing 737 Max airplanes from flying in Nigeria’s airspace until further notice.

There have been questions surrounding the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts following its crash in Ethiopia over the weekend, a development which has triggered some reactions from airlines, aviation regulators and the world’s biggest plane maker itself.

Since Monday several airlines including from Indonesia, China, Morocco, Singapore and Ethiopia have grounded their fleets of the Boeing 737 MAX planes.

The United States aviation regulator said it would task Boeing to implement design changes by April.

Nigeria’s Minister of State, Aviation, Heidi Sirika, spoke to State House Correspondents after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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