Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 update: All MAX aircraft grounded in Ethiopia and China along with Cayman Airways (over 100 aircraft)

Copyright Photo Above: Joe G. Walker.

Ethiopian Airlines has issued this statement:

Following the tragic accident of flight ET 302 on March 10 with Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 ET-AVJ, Ethiopian Airlines has decided to ground all Boeing 737-8 MAX fleet effective yesterday (March 10), 2019 until further notice.

Although we don’t yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution.

Meanwhile in China, “the Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered today (Monday, March 11), that all domestic Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets be out of the air by 6 p.m. local time, due to its principle of “zero tolerance for safety hazards.” according to CNN.

China’s airlines currently operate a total of 97 MAX aircraft.

Air China Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 B-1399 (msn 60880) PEK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944478.

Above Copyright Photo: Air China Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 B-1399 (msn 60880) PEK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944478.

Air China aircraft slide show:

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Cayman Airways has also grounded its new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft:

Cayman Airways issued this statement:

In the wake of the tragic loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019, which was being operated by a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, Cayman Airways extends its condolences to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board that flight.

“While the cause of this sad loss is undetermined at this time, we stand by our commitment to putting the safety of our passengers and crew first by maintaining complete and undoubtable safe operations, and as such, we have taken the decision to suspend operations of both our new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effective from Monday March 11, 2019, until more information is received,” said Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms.

Meanwhile, Boeing issued this statement without commenting on the grounding:
Meanwhile the FAA issued this statement:
Boeing 737 customers (some may not take delivery or previously operated):