ADDIS ABABA/PARIS : Britain also joined a growing wave of suspensions of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Tuesday.
The ban of Boeing 737 MAX 8 is spreading like a wildfire across the world after the Ethiopian airlines crash. UAE also joined the team of countries ban the operation of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets in country's airspace with effect from Wednesday, time until further notice. Earlier, EU also had withdrawn Boeing 737 MAX8 from operations after Ethiopian airlines crash. Earlier, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Oman had also temporarily suspended the aircraft, following China, Indonesia and others the day before.
Though, Boeing publicly said that they are coming out with a software update soon, U.S. President Donald Trump, who wants to project himself as a savior of American companies, is under pressure with the widespread ban on Boeing across the world. Britain’s suspension was the worst setback for Boeing as UK is one of the industry’s most established regulators.
The growing impatience over the issue is visible in Trump’s recent tweets:
“Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT,” Trump tweeted, lamenting that product developers always sought to go an unnecessary step further when “old and simpler” was superior.
“I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!”
The cause of Sunday’s crash, which followed another disaster with a 737 Max five months ago in Indonesia, remains unknown.
Trump did not refer directly to Boeing or recent accidents.