Italy has banned Boeing’s 737 Max 8 medium-haul jets from its airspace in response to the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.

Italian Civil Aviation Authority ENAC said on Tuesday that it was stopping flights with the Boeing 737 Max-8 aeroplane from 9pm onwards.
The decision came before a  announcement from the Europe Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), as a precautionary measure, it was “suspending all flight operations of all Boeing Model 737-8 Max and 737-9 Max aeroplanes in Europe.”
The blanket ban on the aircraft in Europe came following the decisions of many individual countries, as well as several airlines, to ground their B-737 Max 8 aircraft.
Outside of Europe some airlines are continuing to fly the aircraft pending an investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.
The Nairobi-bound plane was the same type as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October, killing 189 passengers and crew – and some officials have detected similarities between the two accidents.

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