Mexico City, Mexico — After the recent Boeing 737 Max plane crash in Ethiopia, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation says that the state of Mexico has joined the list, suspending operations of the aircraft until further notice.
In a press release by la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, la Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil has announced the state’s decision to suspend all national and international operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft until further notice.
The decision was made based on information from international aeronautical authorities from which the Mexican Aeronautical Authority considers it necessary to apply actions that guarantee the safety and confidence of users in the state’s airspace.
Several airlines and aeronautical authorities around the world have also expressed their position to no longer allow the Boeing Max 737 to land at their airports.
La Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes reports that the Mexican Aeronautical Authority will be attentive to follow up on the technical provisions issued by the manufacturer and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
One of the deceased in the plane that crashed in Ethopia was a Mexican woman. The government of Mexico reported that Graziella de Louis Ponce, who also died in the crash, was a translator for the United Nations. She was from the state of Yucatan.