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AvTalk Episode 53: Ethiopian 302 and the grounding of the 737 MAX

On this episode of AvTalk we’re joined by The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to discuss the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and the subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX. We also get an update from the NTSB on the crash of Atlas Air flight 3591 and an update on the closure of Pakistan’s airspace to most flights.

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Tensions between India and Pakistan affect air traffic

Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated and are now affecting air traffic in the region. Pakistan has closed its airspace entirely and Indian authorities restricted flights at more than half a dozen airports for a few hours on 27 February.

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Heavy Rains Cause Closure of Chennai Airport, Possible Aircraft Write-offs

Torrential rains in Chennai over the past few days have left the airport flooded and closed through at least 6 December. Over two dozen aircraft are currently stranded at the airport, ranging from small private jets to a Boeing 747-400 freighter. Judging from photos posted on social media, at least 2 of the aircraft on the ground may not be leaving anytime soon. (more…)