Australia Joins 737 MAX Ban

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has banned airlines from flying Boeing 737 MAX jets to or from Australia, temporarily, a statement on the CASA website says. CASA’s CEO and Director of Aviation Safety, Shane Carmody, said that in light of the two recent fatal accidents, the temporary suspension of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations was in the best interests of safety. “This is a temporary suspension while we wait for more information to review the safety risks of continued operations of the Boeing 737 MAX to and from Australia,” Carmody said. “CASA regrets any inconvenience to passengers but believes it is important to always put safety first. This is a temporary suspension while we wait for more information to review the safety risks of continued operations of the Boeing 737 MAX to and from Australia,” said Shane Carmody CASA CEO. CASA says it is closely monitoring the situation and the suspension will be reviewed as relevant safety information becomes available from Boeing, the United States Federal Aviation Administration and accident investigators.