FAA administrator says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 Max

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Boeing 737 MAX9 takes part in a flying display over the Le Bourget Airport during the 52nd International Paris Air Show on June 22, 2017, in Paris, France.

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Boeing 737 MAX9 takes part in a flying display over the Le Bourget Airport during the 52nd International Paris Air Show on June 22, 2017, in Paris, France.

FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell said on Tuesday that the agency’s review of the Boeing 737 Max has provided no basis so far to ground the aircraft.

Elwell went on to say that other civil aviation authorities have not provided data that would warrant action at this time.

Earlier Tuesday, Europe’s aviation regulator said it was suspending operations of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. China and Indonesia are also a part of the list of countries that have suspended operations and banned it from their airspace.

On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard. This is the second fatal crash for the jet in 5 months.

Boeing shares were down more than 6 percent in afternoon trading Tuesday.

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