Should the US ground all flights by Boeing 737 Max jets?

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According to NBC News, Southwest Airlines had the most flights with the Boeing Max planes in the United States with about 150 flights per day out of the airline's total of about 4,100 flights daily.

Lebanon's civil aviation authority said on Wednesday it has banned Boeing 737 MAX passenger jets from the country's airspace after a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia at the weekend. It was reportedly created to be a safety feature, to compensate for stalling that was occurring due to how the engines were fitted to the Boeing 737 Max wings.

This followed the October crash of a Lion Air jet of the same model in Indonesia, claiming 189 lives.

"They don't have another 24 jets just sitting parked somewhere that they can bring into service to cover it.They'll have to cancel flights", he said.

"The angle of attack sensor was faulty on the Indonesian flight, and essentially gave the impression that the nose was too high", said Garneau, who is a former astronaut.

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Garneau says the decision was made after a review of evidence about the aircraft and means none of the aircraft can fly into, out of or over Canada. Two Israelis were killed in the crash, and members of an emergency response team from the country said they are frustrated because they have not been able to access the crash site. The similarities suggested something similar was possible with the latest flight, he said.

"Big families, a lot of people and the full Israeli nation is waiting for these remains, and we will not go out of Ethiopia until we find the remains to bury them", Biton said.

"It's normal that the media have seized upon yesterday's tragedy involving Ethiopian Airways, since the 737 Max is a new aircraft model and was recently involved in another air accident", the committee wrote.

Air Canada issued a statement Wednesday saying it will "comply immediately" with the safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 Max airplanes until further notice, and that it fully supports the government's decision.

It was the second time the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted flights of a Boeing plane in six years, grounding the 787 Dreamliner in 2013 due to problems with smoking batteries.

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Transport Minister Marc Garneau, announcing the Canadian ban in Ottawa Wednesday morning, said politics didn't play into his decision, nor was it based on American thinking.

Low-priced airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, South Korea's Eastar Jet and South Africa's Comair also said they would halt flights.

They also discussed Ethiopian refugee legislation, said Trudeau, as well as an upcoming women's rights conference in Vancouver and the detention of Canadians in China, "and the importance of the rule of law".

The aircraft was en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew on board.

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