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Ethiopia, China, And Cayman Ground Their Boeing 737 Max Fleets

Ethiopian Airlines, China, and Cayman Airways have reportedly grounded their fleets of Boeing 737 Max passenger jets in response to the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 Max plane on March 10, 2019, in which all 157 people on-board perished.

Boeing 737 Max passenger jet is 4th generation of Boeing 737 class that came into service in 2011. According to Boeing, its Boeing 737 Max jet is supposed to be one of the most technologically advanced and sophisticated state-of-the-art passenger plane in the world. With a price tag of $120 million a piece, the plane is said to be Boeing's best seller, with 350 sold and in service and about 5 000 units on confirmed order worldwide as of 2019.

Notwithstanding, however, the unexplained fatal crash of the Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 Max jet just six minutes after take off, coupled with a similar crash in October 2018 of another plane of the same model belonging to Indonesia's Lion Air, leave much to be desired as regards technological advancement and sophistication of the plane model, purported by Boeing company.


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