Boeing’s 737 Max fleet ‘will remain grounded for weeks’

US politicians say ban will last through April, as data from Ethiopian Airlines flight arrives in France

Boeing’s 737 Max 8 and 9 planes will remain grounded for weeks at a minimum, US politicians said on Thursday, as flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane arrived in France.

After a briefing with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), congressman Rick Larsen said the planes, which have been involved in two fatal crashes in the last five months, would be banned from flying “at least through April” while new software is installed and investigations continue.

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Boeing’s 737 Max fleet ‘will remain grounded for weeks’