New Delhi (Sputnik): In the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, one of India's largest air carrier Jet Airways has grounded all its five Boeing 737 Max aircraft after the tragic incident killed all passengers on board.
The announcement by Jet Airways came after several flyers refused to travel on Boeing 737 Max aircraft even if it meant an entire fare wasted.
Here you go @jetairways @flyspicejet I am sure you guys don’t care even if it meant tragic deaths…
And yes Hi @sureshpprabhu and @jayantsinha Sir… I thought I remind you again that another country decided to put these coffins from @BoeingAirplanes @Boeing down. Wake up now!!! https://t.co/mJGTcmsXc4— Navin Agarwal (@agarwal_nav) March 12, 2019
"We are currently not flying any of our B737 MAX aircraft. We are also in contact with the manufacturer and the regulator in the context of this development and remain committed to implementing all directives or advisories that may be published by those authorized", Jet Airways tweeted on Tuesday morning.
Hi Navin, we are currently not flying any of our B737 MAX aircraft. We are also in contact with the manufacturer and the regulator in the context of this development and remain committed to implementing all directives or advisories that may be published by those authorized.— Jet Airways (@jetairways) March 12, 2019
Another Indian airline, Spicejet which has 12 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its inventory did not take a call about whether it will also follow Jet Airways and ground the aircraft.
"This is the second fatal accident of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft within a span of five months…The issue has been reviewed in DGCA today along with the Indian operators covering all reported snags/defects of significant nature along with rectification actions taken on these aircraft", the DGCA said Monday.
The DGCA added that Boeing 737 Max engineers and maintenance personnel must factor in additional checks, particularly those pertaining to the autopilot and stall management systems.