Germany closes airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8

Staff Writer

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Germany’s transport ministry says the country is closing its airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, following a similar decision by Britain.
The ministry confirmed to news agency dpa on Tuesday comments made by Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer to n-tv television.
The broadcaster quoted Scheuer on its website as saying safety is the priority, and “until all doubts are cleared up, I have ordered that German airspace be closed for the Boeing 737 Max with immediate effect.”
Germany joins a rapidly growing number of nations and carriers either grounding the planes or barring them from their airspace.
President Donald Trump is bemoaning the complexity of modern airplanes in the wake of two deadly crashes in the past five months.
Trump tweeted Tuesday that the additional “complexity creates danger” and hinders pilots from making “split second decisions” to ensure their passengers’ safety...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.