By Ben Spurr Transportation Reporter Tues., March 12, 2019 Canadian airlines aren’t doing enough to help customers worried about flying on a type of aircraft that has been grounded around the globe following a deadly crash, according to at least one passenger rights expert. Numerous countries have banned the Boeing 737 Max 8 from their airspace after one of the planes operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed Sunday minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The disaster killed 157 passengers and crew, and came less than five months after a 737 Max operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the ocean, killing all 189 people on board. Similarities between the two incidents have stoked concerns about the plane among aviation authorities worldwide. But while China, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency have suspended flights using the 737 Max, Canada and the United States have not followed suit, and airlines in those countries are still flying the planes. Air Canada operates 24 of the Boeing 737 Max planes, while WestJet has 13, and Sunwing four. According to a third-party flight tracking site, Air Canada had 49 flights using the 737 Max 8 scheduled on Wednesday, while WestJet had… Read full this story
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