Australian aviation authorities have banned airlines from flying Boeing 737 Max jets in Australia after one of the planes crashed in Ethiopia, killing more than 150 people.
The Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 fell from the sky minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi on Sunday killing 157 people on board.
Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority suspended two international airlines from flying their 737 MAXs to or from Australia on Tuesday.
Singapore's SilkAir has already grounded their fleet, a CASA spokesman said in a statement, while Fiji Airways will have to substitute their two 737 MAXs for other craft.
"This is a temporary suspension while we wait for more information to review the safety risks of continued operations of the Boeing 737 MAX to and from Australia." CASA CEO Shane Carmody said.
The suspension comes a day after China and Indonesia enacted similar grounding orders on the 737 MAX.
The Ethiopian Airlines crash is the second involving the 737 MAX five months after the same model flown by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia in October, killing all 189 on board.
Australian Associated Press