The Banning of Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft is Impacting Business Aviation
Following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight of the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft earlier this week, several civil aviation authorities have ordered to ground the aircraft and all of its variations from landing/departing in its airports and ban entering the country’s airspace.
With major airlines complying with this and the list of countries grounding the Max 8 growing, we started to see an impact on business and general aviation operations in reduced parking areas.
Here is the list so far (The post will be updated regularly to reflect the changes):
- Cayman Islands
- European Union
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- Updated: United States
It seems the list is growing and further isolating the US, which is still allowing the jets to fly.
Update: The FAA has just prohibited the operation of Boeing Model 737-8 and 737-9 MAX airplanes by U.S. certificated operators.
Below is what we know so far. We’ll keep this article updated as more restrictions impacting general and business aviation are announced.
- Changi Singapore (WSSS) will not be facilitating any general aviation/business aviation layovers until further notice.
- Only quick turnaround operations will be facilitated subject to runway availability between 0200-1000z (LT1000–1800).
More restrictions anticipated to be placed on business aviation operations at certain airports where parking will be restricted because of the grounded aircraft.