Boeing 737 Max grounding: Asian regulators call the shots

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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