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Canada grounds Boeing 737 MAX fleet, following fatal crash

March 13, 2019

Canadian airlines are complying without protest to Canada's order to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8.

An order by Transport Canada to ground all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from airspace was issued this morning. The order was made based on new evidence suggesting safety concerns with the planes following a fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadians. Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing, the three carriers that maintain the aircraft in their fleets are complying without protest. A statement from WestJet CEO, Edward Sims says the airline is working with impacted travellers to arrange for alternate travel plans.