Boeing 737 Max grounding: Asian regulators call the shots

A SilkAir Boeing 737 Max at at Changi Airport on March 12, 2019. Singapore shut its airspace, with effect from 2pm on March 13, 2019, to all variants of the B-737 Max. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE - China and Indonesia were the first countries to order local carriers to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, after the plane was involved in two crashes in five months.

Singapore went one step further to shut its airspace, with effect from 2pm on Tuesday, to all variants of the B-737 Max; imposing a temporary suspension against operations by both local and foreign carriers.

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