Mar 15, 2019 12:16 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Dec 10, 2019 21:26 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iran close its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX after recent crashes
    Iran close its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX after recent crashes

Iran has banned Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts from using its airspace after recent global fatal crash which landed Boeing's aircraft across the world.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iran has joined a global ban on flights of Boeing's 737 MAX planes in the wake of Sunday crash of the medium-haul jet in Ethiopia, which killed all 157 people aboard.

This is the exact model (737 MAX 8) that had to have an emergency landing in an airport in Iran last December due to engine problems. Engineers managed to repair the jet after ten weeks.

Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman at Iran Civil Aviation Organization (CAO), told Mehr News Agency on Friday that CAO has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to ban the US plane maker Boeing Co.'s 737 MAX aircraft from entering or transiting its airspace.

According to the official, the notice had been issued before Boeing Company and the US government grounded the entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft.

Boeing 737 MAX 

A growing number of countries have now grounded or banned takeoffs, overflights, and landings of Boeing 737 MAX planes after a 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday killing 157 people.

Another disaster involving a 737 MAX in Indonesia five months ago killed 189 people.101/205/213

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