Royal Air Maroc is joining other carriers by voluntarily suspending indefinitely the use of its new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft as of today. Royal Air Maroc’s CEO, Abdelhamid Addou, stated the company would suspend all MAX flights.
Meanwhile in Africa, Comair, another MAX operator, issued this statement:
Our sympathies are with those affected by the heartbreaking tragedy of Ethiopian Airlines, flight ET 302 – March 10, 2019, especially the families and loved ones of the deceased. We cannot speculate on the causes of this accident, or the Lion Air accident in October 2018, which only a full investigation will resolve. Comair will continue to monitor the various investigations by the relevant authorities and are in close contact with both Boeing and the SACAA.
The 737 MAX 8 is one of the most commonly used aircraft in many airlines today and by November 2018, 330 737 MAX 8 aircraft were in operation globally.
Our highly trained and experienced flight crew and engineers remain vigilant. If we receive information that requires us to reassess the situation, please be assured we will take appropriate action in the interests of the safety of our staff and customers. Safety remains our foremost priority and we will not compromise on the safety of our crew and our customers.