Iran Shuts Down Airspace To Boeing 737 MAX Planes - Reports
Tehran has closed its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX jets in the wake of Sunday's tragedy involving an Ethiopian Airlines plane of the same model that crashed and killed everyone on board, Reza Jafarzadeh, head of public relations at Iran's Civil Aviation Organization said on Friday
None of Iran's airlines have the Boeing 737 MAX jets in their fleets.
Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, has recently come under fire following two fatal crashes that involved its brand new 737 MAX 8 jets, which entered into service less than two years ago. The first crash happened in late October 2018 and involved a jet operated by Indonesia's Lion Air.
The plane had crashed into the Java Sea shortly after taking off, claiming the lives of 189 people.
Boeing still insists that it has "full confidence in the safety" of its aircraft. On Wednesday, however, the aerospace giant recommended to the US Federal Aviation Administration "the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet" of 737 MAX aircraft.