An FAA emergency order grounded 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft until further notice, effectively taking the aircraft out of the skies globally.
According to flight tracking website, FlightRadar24, all Boeing 737 MAX jets have now been grounded.
Meanwhile, after an apparent tussle over where the investigation should be held, the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 that crashed earlier this week have been handed over to France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA).
WestJet said in a statement on Wednesday that it is complying with the Transport Canada decision and that it is grounding the 13 MAX aircraft in its fleet.
The company added that it's Caribbean Airlines' global aviation consultants, attorneys, and management are closely monitoring the situation and will take all required steps to continue to safeguard the airline, its customers and staff.
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced airworthiness notifications for the Max 8 after crashes involving an Indonesian Lion Air plane in October a year ago and an Ethiopian Airlines plane on Sunday.
We sincerely thank all stakeholders for the continued confidence placed in the National Airline of Trinidad and Tobago.
Indonesia's Lion Air Managing Director Daniel Putut told Reuters on Wednesday the airline has postponed all planned 737 MAX deliveries until at least the release of a final report into its crash previous year.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co, the largest operator of the 737 MAX in the world with 34 jets, said it was experiencing unusually high call volumes and had canceled 39 MAX flights.
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CTV Windsor has learned Windsor International Airport is now holding five of the grounded aircraft and could potentially see as many as 10 parked on its property.
On Wednesday, Ethiopian's CEO hinted in an interview that the black box was due to be taken to Europe for analysis given that Ethiopia lacked that expertise.
The move came after a growing number of airlines and countries had already decided not to fly the planes or ban them from their airspace until it was ascertained there are no safety issues.
"Even though aviation officials are still investigating the causes of the crash on Sunday, both aircraft models have exposed flight crew to the danger of losing control", the CAA said.
The FAA's directive on Monday said that Boeing is updating the maneuvering system software, meaning that the system still poses potential flight risks.More news: Democrat rising star O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid
The FAA said on Wednesday a software upgrade being worked on following the Lion Air crash would take months to complete. However, the FAA said this week it had mandated that Boeing update its flight software and training on the aircraft.
In addition to Lion Air's alleged split from Boeing, several other companies are reconsidering their own ties with the American company.
"It is hard to get a system to work seamlessly with human beings", he told AFP.
The Ethiopian Airlines plane was less than four months old when it went down six minutes into its flight to Nairobi.More news: Samsung keeps the dream of the under-screen camera alive