The world at large, over 40 countries, is suspending Boeing 737 Max aircraft following two crashes that may be related. The entire European Union, China, and much of America, including the U.S. and Costa Rica, have grounded the type of plane because of an Aeronautical Information Circular that was adopted.
Last October, a 737 Max went down in Indonesia, taking the lives of 189 people. Investigations showed there was an error in the MCAS flight stabilization system that caused the plane to irreversibly automatically descend. Boeing is developing updates to add additional sensors to this system which is intended to prevent a plane crash when it’s detected that the nose is too steep and speed too low.
On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash took the lives of 157 people.
There are external reports pointing out similarities between the crashes but the FAA is just beginning the investigation.