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has suspended Max operations following the of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) decision to ground the aircraft in light of the Ethiopian plane crash.

"suspends Max operations following the of Civil Aviation's decision to ground the aircraft. Safety and security of our passengers, crew and operations are of utmost importance to us," read a statement issued by the

In a late night move, the DGCA on Tuesday decided to ground the Max 8 aircraft with immediate effect.

The Ministry of Civil (MoCA) said in a statement that the planes will be grounded until appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations.

"As always, passenger safety remains our top priority. We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety," the statement noted.

All 157 on board the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian plane were killed after 737 MAX 8 flight crashed shortly after taking off from in

The fuel-efficient 737 MAX is the fastest-selling plane in Boeing's history. The plane-maker has accumulated nearly 4,700 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 08:02 IST
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