Top Copyright Photo: Copa Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 HP-9901CMP (msn 44161) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945780.
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Copa Airlines has made this announcement:
Thai Lion Air, which was already banned from flying to China, Singapore and Australia with its MAX aircraft, has made this decision today:
Top Copyright Photo: Lion Air (Thai) (Lion Group) Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 N739EX (HS-LSK) (msn 42989) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 939272.
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Europe is now closed to all Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 and Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 operations. EASA has issued this statement:
Following the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers.
As a precautionary measure, EASA has published today (March 12) an Airworthiness Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all flight operations of all Boeing Model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX airplanes in Europe. In addition EASA has published a Safety Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or out of the EU of the above mentioned models.
The accident investigation is led by the Ethiopian Authorities with the support of the National Transportation Safety Board, as the aircraft was designed and built in the United States. EASA has offered their assistance in supporting the accident investigation.
EASA is continuously analysing the data as it becomes available. The accident investigation is currently ongoing, and it is too early to draw any conclusions as to the cause of the accident.
Turkish Airlines on March 1, 2019 quietly took delivery of TC-LYA (msn 60062), its first Boeing 737-9 MAX 9.
Turkish Airlines previously finalized a firm order for 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 jets.
Top Copyright Photo: The second MAX 9 is the pictured TC-LYB: Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 TC-LYB (msn 60063) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 945884.
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BOC Aviation Limited has announced that it has delivered its first Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 aircraft to its newest customer, Icelandair. The aircraft will be powered by CFM LEAP-1B Engines.
The pictured Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 TF-ICA (msn 44357) was officially handed over on February 22, 2019.
Photo: BOC Aviation.
SCAT Airlines (SCAT Air Company) has announced it has concluded an additional contract to acquire two new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
The two MAX 9s will arrive in Kazakhstan in May 2019, direct from Boeing, and will be operated in the summer flight schedule. The new planes will operate domestic and international flights.
Aircraft cabins will accommodate 189 seats, including 16 business class seats.
The airline currently operates the MAX 8.
All photos by the airline.