- A growing number of countries are banning the Boeing 737 Max 8 from their airspaces and airlines are grounding their planes.
- The model has been involved in two fatal crashes in five months, the most recent over Ethiopia.
- The US has not banned the plane. Many other countries have.
This map shows all the countries that have banned the Boeing 737 Max 8, and where airlines have taken their own action.
The mass grounding comes after the plane model was involved in two fatal crashes within five months. The latest, over Ethiopia, killed 157 people on Sunday.
The countries shown above in red are those where government agencies have banned the plane from its airports, and, in some cases, from its airspace altogether.
Orange countries are those where at least one of its airlines has decided to ground the planes voluntarily.
Many other countries around the world do not have any Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts in its fleets or that fly into the country, including Kenya, which had the largest number of victims in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
Here are the red countries, which have enforced some kind of ban:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- New Zealand
- Thailand suspended the use of the Thai Lion Air’s Boeing 737 MAX 9.
And the European Union, which is made up of:
- United Kingdom
These countries have airlines that grounded the plane model:
- Mexico – AeroMexico
- Cayman Islands – Cayman Airways
- Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines
- Norway – Norwegian Air
- South Africa – Comair
- Morocco – Royal Air Maroc
- Russia – S7
- Argentina – Aerolineas Argentinas
- Iceland – Icelandair
- Brazil – Gol
- Canada – Sunwing