BREAKING: Under Growing Pressure, Canadian Government Bans Boeing 737 MAX 8

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the decision relates to ‘new’ information following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8.

Canada has now joined the European Union, India, China, Indonesia, and many other countries in banning the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

The government was under intense pressure to make the decision, as country after country banned the plane.

Two Boeing 737 MAX 8’s have crashed in the past five months, a very high rate of crashes for what is a new plane.

Yesterday, the government had claimed that they would not be banning the aircraft, a decision which led to a large backlash, including from Canadian Flight Attendants who said they didn’t want to fly on the plane.

This reversal is the right decision.

If a plane cannot be confirmed to be safe, it makes no sense to let it fly until those concerns are addressed and solved.

You can watch video of the Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 announcement below:

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The design flaw is the new heavier engines, cantilever the nose forward and changes the planes original center of gravity. Adding new computer technology does not take this into account when the pilot and computer fight for the planes controls.

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When this issue came up, Garneau immediately held a meeting with civil aviation experts to determine if we should ban the planes in Canada. They had not yet been banned in either Canada or the USA, so it’s hard to argue Garneau did not act responsibly. There was only a one or two day delay until the ban, after consultation with CA experts. I don’t believe anyone else in his position would have handled the situation any better. Garneau could not reasonably ban the aircraft based on two crashes in third world countries where it is well known maintenance can… Read more »