Plane crash probe has begun in Paris: Ethiopian Airlines

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The US president said safety was of paramount concern.

It was reported on Thursday that the FAA confirmed "it will not unground Boeing 737 MAX planes until software upgrade is tested, approved and installed".

A tail part found in the wreckage of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max.

The software patch may not be enough to allow the planes to be ungrounded depending on the findings from the ongoing investigation into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines 302 that killed 157 people on Sunday.

It's an improvement from initial indications Wednesday as eight flights to and from Orlando International Airport were scheduled to use Boeing 737 Max jets, according to aviation journalist Seth Kaplan citing data from Diio. "Our team will work with all customers impacted by these flight cancellations in order to rebook them to their final destination". However, just hours later, Germany's BFU issued a statement reasoning their rejection of the request.

In the days immediately following the crash it was unclear whether or not the USA and Canada were planning to ground Boeing's popular new jets.

Overall, "at least five complaints" about Boeing 737 Max 8 planes were filed before the crash with the FAA's incident database, which allows pilots to anonymously report incidents with their airplanes.

A floral tribute at the crash site
A floral tribute at the crash site

The causes of both crashes are still under investigation.

Boeing earlier assured that this type of aircraft was safe. "But until they do, the planes are grounded".

The grounding of the aircraft has resulted in airlines around the world cancelling and rescheduling flights.

"First we will try to read the data", he said, adding that he did not know what condition the black boxes were in.

With airlines scrambling to re-book passengers on different planes, Niemczyk recommended travellers stay patient.

The airline had reportedly ordered 49 MAX aircraft, which were scheduled to be delivered from 2021 to 2030. China, Australia, and the United Kingdom were some of the first big names to issue bans, and now that the USA and Canada have followed suit, there are no longer any 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the skies anywhere in the world.

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