Oman suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights

T TV Wednesday 13/March/2019 17:43 PM
By: Times News Service

Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation has decided to suspend all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operating into and out of the country’s airports until further notice.

The news comes in the wake of an Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday morning, which claimed the lives of all 157 people on board. The aircraft was a Boeing 737 MAX8.

"Oman Air is monitoring the updates in regards to the B737 MAX 8 aircraft and is in close contact with Boeing to understand if there are any implications for other airlines operating the same model. Oman Air’s primary and overriding consideration is the safety and well-being of its staff and guests.”

- Oman Air

Oman Air currently operates five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and had earlier announced that they had put in an order for 30 in total.