The 737 MAX has been grounded for 1 year, 7 months, and 21 days.
Boeing 737 MAX
was first grounded by Ethiopian Airlines on 10 March 2019, following the
Lion Air Flight 610
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302
On 11 March, the
Civil Aviation Administration of China
was the first major regulator to suspend all operations of the 737 MAX 8. The
European Union Aviation Safety Agency followed suit
and prohibited all 737 MAX flight in EU airspace on 12 March. On 13 March, the
US Federal Aviation Administration grounded the 737 MAX aircraft
affirmation of continued airworthiness
issued two days prior).
The Boeing 737 MAX remains grounded, pending recertification of the aircraft, not likely to be before mid-2020.
Lion Air Flight 610 Coverage
NYT: In 12 Minutes, Everything Went Wrong
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Coverage
NyMag: What Passengers and Crew Experienced Aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302
Wikipedia: Boeing 737 MAX groundings
Boeing 737 MAX Update Media Room
NTSB Issues 7 Safety Recommendations to FAA related to Ongoing Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Crash Investigations
New Republic: Crash Course: How Boeing's Managerial Revolution Created the 737 MAX Disaster
NYT Magazine: What really Brought Down the Boeing 737 MAX?
Seattle Times: Boeing altered key switches in 737 MAX cockpit, limiting ability to shut off MCAS
Former Boeing official subpoenaed in 737 MAX probe won’t turn over documents, citing Fifth Amendment protection
NYT: Boeing Believed a 737 Max Warning Light Was Standard. It Wasn’t.
Seattle Times: Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system
Seattle Times: Lack of redundancies on Boeing 737 MAX system baffles some involved in developing the jet
IEEE Spectrum: How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer
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