Paris (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday became the latest nation to bar flights of Boeing's 737 MAX medium-haul jets in response to Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.
Some airlines have also grounded their 737 MAX jets pending the outcome of investigation into the crash and possible guidance from Boeing itself.
The Nairobi-bound Flight ET302 was the same type as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October, killing 189 passengers and crew -- and officials, including the US Federal Aviation Administration, say they have detected similarities between the two accidents.
Nearly 390 of the 737 MAX jets are in service around the world for 59 airlines, with nearly 5,000 on order.
Here is a round-up of countries and airlines that have banned the 737 MAX:
- Africa -
- Asia-Pacific -
- Middle East -
United Arab Emirates -- including major hub Dubai
- North America -
All European Union countries
- Airlines -
In addition to countries whose authorities have banned flights of 737 MAX jets, here is a list of individual airlines that have grounded them:
Comair (South Africa)
Eastar Jet (South Korea)
Gol Airlines (Brazil)
MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle