Garuda reconsiders order of 49 MAX airplanes from Boeing

Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes are seen parked near Boeing Co.'s 737 assembly facility in Renton Washington

Southwest and American Airlines are the USA carriers using the most 737 Max jets, but the beleaguered aircraft are less than 5 percent of the fleet for each company.

One Rwandan national, Jackson Musoni, who works with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Darfur, Sudan, was aboard the ill-fated plane and also perished in the accident. Last October, 189 people died after another Boeing 737 Max jet operated by Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia.

U.S. lawmakers said the planes could be grounded for "weeks" to upgrade the software and install it in every plane.

A spokesman for the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) said they didn't know what condition the black boxes were.

The day after the crash, without referring to Ethiopian tragedy directly, Boeing Corporation said it would deploy a software upgrade to the 737 MAX 8, a few hours after the Federal Aviation Administration said it would mandate "design changes" in the aircraft by April. At a minimum, aviation experts say, the plane maker will need to finish updating software that might have played a role in the Lion Air crash.

The most recent crash happened this past Sunday when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed minutes after take-off, killing 157 people.

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"As the aircrafts' safety flight risks remain and are unable to be addressed in the short term, and because there is no evidence to prove the effectiveness of Boeing's proposed software updates, we thereby issue this airworthiness directive to ensure flight safety", it said.

On Wednesday, President Trump reversed course and announced that all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes would be grounded.

In a research note, Bank of America analyst Ronald Epstein said he sees a "definitive time line" for the fixes after the investigation into the latest crash is finished.

"Currently, we are working with our airline partners to store aircraft here at YYC", said Fiest.

Meanwhile, from Washington, Boeing has reportedly made a decision to delay the delivery of 737 MAX planes to a number of countries. Ethiopian Airlines CEO said the pilots had complained about "flight control problems".

With airlines scrambling to re-book passengers on different planes, Niemczyk recommended travellers stay patient. "They called us to give us a report on bodies and the reasons for the crash but there was no information".

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