Boeing 737 Max aircraft not used at Burlington airport

As countries and airlines around the globe ground their 737 MAX planes Boeing continues to claim its planes are safe to fly

As countries and airlines around the globe ground their 737 MAX planes Boeing continues to claim its planes are safe to fly

Earlier on Wednesday, Panama's Copa Holdings said it would voluntarily suspend operations of its six Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, following a decision by the usa air regulator to ground those jets.

Wednesday the federal group ordered the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max planes.

One pilot reported the plane quickly going nose down after takeoff, forcing the pilot to quickly turn off autopilot in order to continue the ascent and thwart a possible nosedive into the ground.

More than 60 nations and airlines around the world have grounded the Boeing 737 Max, the aircraft model that was involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.

Referring to the Lion Air crash in Indonesia that killed 189 people past year, European regulators said Tuesday that "similar causes may have contributed to both events".

All Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes will be grounded upon landing at their destination, CBS News' Kris Van Cleave reports.

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines both operate fleets of the affected planes, some of which fly in and out of Tampa International.

As the investigation into Sunday's fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash unfolds, numerous jurisdictions, including China, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union, had grounded the Max 8 or banned it from their airspace before Canada and the US did.

It's an improvement from initial indications Wednesday as eight flights to and from Orlando International Airport were scheduled to use Boeing 737 Max jets, according to aviation journalist Seth Kaplan citing data from Diio.

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both fly the new 737 MAX 8 jets and Southwest said some of them fly in and out of San Diego.

"It's a relatively small impact - but the ripple effect is not known", Meyer said.

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican who had called for the grounding of the planes, said in a statement he looks forward to holding a congressional hearing to further address concerns about these crashes.

Kosovo's Civil Aviation Authority said in a Wednesday statement the decision was taken because of "the investigation of the equipment" of the planes, adding that it is effective immediately.

United Airlines said nothing is more important than the safety of its customers and employees and that it will comply. "They are working very, very hard right now and hopefully, they'll come up with an answer, but until they do, all planes are grounded". In the USA airlines like American, South West, and United are impacted.

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