Comair has decided to ground its 737 MAX following the Ethiopian 737MAX crash.
Immediately after the Ethiopian crash, Comair said it would continue using the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft it took delivery of last month, unless it receives information that it needs to reassess the situation. But now decided to ground the flight.
“Comair has decided to remove its 737 MAX 8 from its flight schedule, although neither regulatory authorities nor the manufacturer has required it to do so” Wrenelle Stander, executive director of Comair’s airline division, said on Monday afternoon.
The decision follows, China (97 aircraft), Indonesia (Garuda, and Lion Air), Ethiopian Airlines, and Cayman Airlines, all grounded MAX flights.
The new MAX 8 variant, entered service in 2017. As of Jan 28, Boeing had delivered 350 MAX aircraft, and 4,661 on order.
Comair is an airline based in South Africa that operates scheduled services on domestic routes as a British Airways franchisee. It also operates as a low-cost carrier under its own kulula.com brand. The airline has 8 MAX on order.