JSE-listed airline Comair said on Monday it will be vigilant regarding the use of its own Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following the crash of a similar plane in Ethiopia at the weekend. While Ethiopian Airlines and carriers in China, the Cayman Islands and Indonesia have decided to suspend the use of these aircraft, several other airlines around the world have decided not to ground them and, like Comair, will be monitoring the situation closely. Comair took delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 8 in February, making it the first airline in Southern Africa to do so. It has ordered eight such aircraft with the next delivery due in March and the last one in 2022. “Comair will continue to monitor the various investigations by the relevant authorities and are in close contact with both Boeing and the SA Civil Aviation Authority [SACAA],” the statement said. “The 737 Max 8 is one of the most commonly used aircraft in many airlines today and, by November 2018, 330 737 MAX 8 aircraft were in op...

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