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USA Grounds 737 MAX

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Finally, the United States grounds the 737 MAX – 8 and 9, effectively immediately. 

Now we can wait for all the data to come out and real decisions moving forward can be guided by real data. After Canada grounded them and the US became the lone holdout, I didn’t think the US could wait much longer, if for not other reason as it looks bad to appear to be the only nation not prioritizing the highest possible grade of caution.

The President just held a press conference to make the announcement of an Emergency Order. He praised Boeing as an “incredible company” and has advised Boeing will be speaking about 45 minutes from now.

interesting indeed that it was done by the President and not the FAA.  I have no idea why.

Any planes in the air now will be grounded after landing.

I said pretty much all I had to say on the topic of the two 737 MAX crashes here.

So at this point I have nothing else to add except that I do believe it’s right move to ground now, investigate, and make decisions with all of the data in hand.

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