President Donald Trump passed a verdict on Wednesday 14th March 2019, that orders the suspension of flights of all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Boeing 737 Max 9 planes, flying in and out of the United States after the incident of the Ethiopian Airlines.
Due to the rising pressure after the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that his office was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes until further evidence from the Ethiopian crash is collected.
The current decision made by the POTUS' office is a turnabout from their previous position, which claimed that the US made Boeings were safe for takeoffs.
Until this, the officials had stated the planes were safe and resisted calls from lawmakers and airline unions to suspended their flights.
Donald Trump stated the decision was taken in the light of the current events where 157 people lost their lives.
He also said the current move was rather precautionary than mandatory.
President Trump added
I didn't want to take any chances. We didn't have to make this decision today.
We could have delayed it. We maybe didn't have to make it at all. But I felt it was important both psychologically and in a lot of other ways.
The department of the Federal Aviation Administration said that fresh evidence was being collected from the site of the crash.
The evidence plus the new satellite feed has led to the grounding decision by the United States.
Following the incident on Sunday, 10th March 2019 many nations have currently suspended the use of their Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 airbuses.
CAPTION: Countries that have suspended the flights of Boeing 737 Max 8
Singapore Airlines was first amongst the many, and the others are still following.
This will have an adverse effect on the aviation industry.