Two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft temporarily grounded

Fiji Airways has temporarily grounded its two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Picture: BALJEET SINGH/FILE

FIJI Airways has temporarily grounded its two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

In a statement issued this hour, the national carrier said this was in-line with the stance taken by aviation regulators in the region and an increasing number of operators worldwide.

Fiji Airways said together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, it has taken the decision to temporarily ground its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until more information is known about the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines accident.

“We would like to stress that Fiji Airways, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, continue to have full confidence in the airworthiness of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and in the skilled and experienced Fiji Airways pilots and engineers who operate them,” the airline said.

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