Boeing said it had paused deliveries of its fastest-selling 737 MAX aircraft built at its factory near Seattle but continues to produce its single-aisle jets at full speed while dealing with the worldwide fleet's grounding. A Lion Air jet crashed in Indonesia in October, also shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board.
On Wednesday, Ethiopian's CEO hinted in an interview that the black box was due to be taken to Europe for analysis given that Ethiopia lacked that expertise.
The contents of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder that will be examined in France will provide critical details about what caused the plane crash, according to experts. "But until they do, the planes are grounded".
Ethiopian officials originally asked Germany to analyze the black boxes, but the Germans lack the necessary software.
Though it maintains the planes are safe, Boeing has supported the FAA move.
Southwest and American each said on Thursday they were flying empty MAX aircraft to be parked at different maintenance locations during the ban.
Airlines continued to cancel flights across the country Thursday after the US government grounded dozens of Boeing Max planes a day earlier.
It crashed 30 miles southeast of the airport, approximately six minutes into its two-hour flight, near the town of Bishoftu.
RetuersThe crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane
The cause of the Lion Air crash is still being investigated.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the decision on Wednesday.
To recover from a stall, a pilot would normally push the plane's nose down.
The National Transportation Safety Board in the USA, where Boeing is based, said it will send three investigators to France to help download and analyse the flight recorders.
Questions about the Lion Air crash have honed in on an automated stall prevention system, the MCAS, created to automatically point the plane's nose downwards if it is in danger of stalling.
Evidence of a major potential order for more than 100 jets worth well over $10 billion at list prices had risen in recent weeks as Washington and Beijing reported some progress in trade talks to resolve a months-long trade war.
Here's what we know about the Ethiopian Airlines crash so far. "Our team will work with all customers impacted by these flight cancellations in order to rebook them to their final destination".
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