Singapore suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights
Workers service an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane at the Bole International Airport in Ethiopia"s capital Addis Ababa, January 26, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is temporarily suspending all Boeing 737 MAX flights in its airspace on Tuesday days after a plane crash in Ethiopia.
The aviation regulator explained that the decision was made "in light of two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in less than five months."
According to CAAS, SilkAir, which operates six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, will be affected by the temporary suspension. The other airlines currently operating Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to Singapore are China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Shandong Airlines and Thai Lion Air.