NEW DELHI: India late on Tuesday night ordered the immediate grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. “Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately. These planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations. As always, passenger safety remains our top priority. We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety,” the aviation ministry tweeted.
This order basically means SpiceJet will have to immediately ground the 12-13 B737 Max it has. The five Max of Jet Airways are anyways grounded for some time now, from before the Ethiopian’s crash on Sunday, due to non-payment of lease rentals.