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'Start Here': US joins Boeing ban, and Paul Manafort is indicted after he's sentenced

Literally minutes after Paul Manafort was sentenced by a federal judge to an additional three-and-a-half years in prison, new charges were announced in New York against Trump's former campaign chairman.

Satellite tracking data and evidence from the debris field convinced the Federal Aviation Administration, which initially resisted a ban, to ground U.S. fleets, the agency said Wednesday. Two black boxes recovered from the crash site in Ethiopia were sent to France for examination, which should confirm "whether or not something's wrong with this aircraft," ABC News Senior Transportation Correspondent David Kerley says on "Start Here."

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Donald Trump's Boeing fiasco proves he's a clear and present danger to the American people

It turns out the political leader of the world's most powerful nation actually carries some important responsibilities — and Donald Trump just can't do the job.

The recent story of Boeing's troubled new 737 Max 8 jet demonstrates without question that President Trump is absolutely wretched at the latter tasks. Obviously these are ideal categories and will tend to overlap in any presidency.


CTV -
Ethiopia to send plane's black box abroad, as grief grows

The black box from the Boeing jet that crashed and killed all 157 people on board will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesman said Wednesday, as much of the world grounded or barred the plane model and grieving families arrived at the disaster site.

An Ethiopian pilot who saw the crash site minutes after the disaster told the AP that the plane appeared to have "slid directly into the ground."


Fox News -
Norwegian airline seeks compensation from Boeing after grounding 737 Max 8s

Norwegian Air Shuttles says it will seek compensation from aircraft maker Boeing after the low-cost carrier grounded its fleet of 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

On Tuesday, Norwegian Air Shuttles grounded its 18 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft on recommendation from European aviation authorities after Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash in which 157 people were killed. An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman says the "black box" from the crashed Boeing jet will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen.


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Sunwing Airlines temporarily grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Sunwing Airlines has temporarily grounded its four Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft but says the move has nothing to do with safety issues, while Air Canada workers are expressing concerns.

“For evolving commercial reasons unrelated to safety, including airspace restrictions being imposed by some of our partner destinations, Sunwing Airlines has taken the decision to temporarily suspend the operations of our 4 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft,” Sunwing said in a statement Tuesday night.


BBC -
US refuses to ground Boeing crash aircraft

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has said it will not suspend Boeing 737 Max aircraft despite mounting pressure from senators and workers' unions.

Ted Cruz, a Republican senator who chairs a subcommittee on aviation and space, said: "I believe it would be prudent for the US likewise to temporarily ground 737 Max aircraft until the FAA confirms the safety of these aircraft and their passengers." Democratic senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to the FAA - which they referred to as "our aviation safety cop on the beat" - asking that the Boeing 737 Max should be grounded "until the agency can conclusively determine that the aircraft can be operated safely".


CTV -
Air Canada cancels certain flights to London due to U.K.'s Boeing 737 Max ban

As travellers express concerns about the safety of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes following a deadly crash in Ethiopia, Air Canada has been forced to cancel flights to London after the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority banned the aircraft from its airspace.

Boeing 737 Max 8 planes grounded in Europe, elsewhere after Ethiopia Airlines crash. Boeing 737 Max 8 planes grounded in Europe, elsewhere after Ethiopia Airlines crash. In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed Sunday March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shown as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport, USA.


CTV -
No plans to ground 737s in Canada: Garneau

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says "all options are on the table" with regard to the country's fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, but that the government currently has no plans to order the grounding of the plane. "We will continue to evaluate the situation," Garneau told reporters Tuesday in French.

It was not clear immediately what the growing wave of groundings and air space restrictions would mean for Air Canada and WestJet, both of which have service to Europe.



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