Australia & UK Ban Boeing Model From Their Airspace

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Australia’s aviation safety authority has banned all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from the country in the wake of two deadly plane crashes involving the brand new aircraft in the past five months.

In what is a major blow for the aerospace giant and an unusual split from American aviation regulators, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority said on Tuesday night that it was in the best interests of safety to ground the jets, operated here currently by Fiji Airways into Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

China, Ethiopia and Indonesia have all grounded the jet, while several airlines such as AeroMexico, Royal Air Maroc, Cayman Airways and South Africa’s Comair have chosen to pull it from service.