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Boeing 737: Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines and the Indian connection

Boeing has delivered 354 of the jets globally and has another 2,912 on order, according to market estimates maintained by Boyd Group International.

The 737 Max-8 aircraft is relatively new to the skies, having only been in commercial use since 2017.

Second crash in less than six months

For the second time in less than six months, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed minutes after takeoff and killed everyone on board, raising fresh questions about the safety of a model that is crucial to the US giant's future plans.

The 737 Max-8 aircraft is relatively new to the skies, having only been in commercial use since 2017.

Boeing planes had crashed 24 times since 1999.

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Ethiopian Airlines crashes killing over 150

An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Nairobi, Kenya with over 150 people on board crashed on March 10.

In October, a 737 MAX was flown by Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air flying from Jakarta on a domestic flight crashed 13 minutes after take-off, killing all 189 passengers and crew on board.

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China suspends Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

China's aviation regulator said on Monday it had ordered Chinese airlines to suspend their Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft operations by 6 pm.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said in a statement it would notify airlines as to when they could resume flying the jets after contacting Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration to ensure flight safety.

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Ethiopian Airlines grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 fleet until further notice, the airline said on its Twitter account on March 11.

Ethiopian Airlines has a fleet of four 737 MAX 8 jets, not counting the one that crashed on Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.

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Jet Airways, SpiceJet fly Boeing 737 MAX planes

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will seek information from Boeing as well as Jet Airways and SpiceJet operating Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following Sunday crash.

Jet Airways and SpiceJet both fly Boeing 737 MAX planes.

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Boeing provides most fuel-efficient airplanes to India

Boeing has been a strong partner of India's aerospace sector for more than 75 years. India has been using Boeing products since World War II, when it acquired DC-2 and DC-3 airplanes. 

Since then, Boeing has been the mainstay of India’s commercial aviation sector, providing the country’s airlines with the most fuel-efficient airplanes.

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Boeing has delivered 354 of jets globally

Boeing has delivered 354 of the jets globally and has another 2,912 on order, according to market estimates maintained by Boyd Group International.

The jet that crashed on Sunday was one of five 737 MAX 8 planes operated by Ethiopian Airlines, which has 25 more on order. 

In the United States, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have 59 between their two fleets, with 304 on order.

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