PAL And Cebu Pacific Don’t Have Boeing 737 Max Aircraft
Earlier this week, an Ethiopian Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 bound for Kenya crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 on board. The same model aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed shortly after takeoff in Jakarta last October, killing 189.
Due to both incidents, many airlines have decided to ground the said aircraft until further investigation has been made to clear the aircraft model’s flight reputation.
China’s aviation regulator on ordered Chinese airlines to suspend their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations by 6 p.m. Cayman Airways has also grounded both of its new 737 MAX 8 jets until more information was received, the Caribbean airline said in a statement on its website. And in Southeast Asia, Singapore Airlines Ltd, whose regional arm SilkAir operates the 737 MAX, said it was monitoring the situation closely, but its planes continued to operate as scheduled.
Meanwhile, in the Philippines, Filipino frequent domestic flyers can breathe easy as the respective spokesperson of Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have confirmed that they do not have Boeing jet models in their fleet.