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Fiji Airways expected to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft into NZ tomorrow despite Australian suspension

Australia’s flight safety authority’s suspending operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8.

The UK’s also grounding the planes after a deadly crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people.

Singapore’s Silk and Fiji Airways were the only carriers to fly the planes into Australia, but they have been forced to make changes.

Fiji Airways is still allowed to operate its two Max 8 planes here.

The next one’s due to arrive in Auckland tomorrow.

In a statment this morning Fiji Airways told 1 NEWS, "in compliance with the directive by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), has suspended all Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations to/from Australia."

"While Fiji Airways is confident in the airworthiness of our Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and our robust training programme, we respect CASA’s position."

On March 10 the same make of plane crashed in Ethiopia, killing all on board.
Source: 1 NEWS