Civil Aviation Authority bans Boeing 737 Max planes in New Zealand

Last Updated: Mar 13 2019 10:48

New Zealand has announced the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace in the wake of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia

Country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it was imposing the temporary suspension after consultation with other regulators.

"This is a temporary suspension while we continue to monitor the situation closely and analyse information as it comes to hand to determine the safety risks of continued operation of the Boeing 737 MAX to and from New Zealand," Harris said.

New Zealand Air Line Pilots Association president Tim Robinson said while his group had not called for a suspension, it supported a ''conservative'' approach by this country's Civil Aviation Authority to suspend flights by the plane here.

Robinson said he understood the conservative approach.