Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, made this known while addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday.
"I don't think you'll see much of an effect". If it includes Southwest or American Airlines, you can go online to find out its model. "I think it'll be a negligible effect on US air travel".
Sri Lanka is monitoring the safety issue of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia earlier this week killed 157 people on board, Director General of Civil Aviation H.M.C Nimalsiri said here Thursday.
Trump cited "new information" that had come to light in the ongoing investigation into incident. He did not elaborate. Travelers learned that their planes were banned from flying while in the middle of their trips, but all flights were allowed to continue to their intended destinations before those aircraft were officially grounded.
An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles approaches for landing at Reagan National Airport shortly after an announcement was made the planes were being grounded by the United States in Washington March 13, 2019. He added all airlines and affected pilots had been notified.
Garneau emphasized that it is too soon to make definitive comparisons, but said Canada will ground the planes as a precaution to ensure passengers can fly with confidence.
The airport is storing 10 of the aircraft and says it has the flexibility to store more.
The U.S. -based Boeing has said it has no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies and does not intend to issue new recommendations about the aircraft to customers. "They are working very, very hard right now and hopefully they'll quickly come up with an answer".
The ban, it follows, represents a major blow for Boeing amidst a global backlash against the company's insistence on the model's safety and similar groundings of the jet from the European Union to China.
Nationally, the Max 8 accounts for 5 percent of Southwest's fleet of Boeing 737s.
"We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution".
He said there are similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines flight profile and that of a Lion Air flight involving the same aircraft that crashed off the Indonesian coast in October.