Few flights at Manchester airport use Boeing 737 Max

Monitor staff
Published: 3/13/2019 5:01:59 PM

Wednesday’s grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft will have a minimal impact on Manchester Boston Regional Airport.

“There are approximately 100 annual departures from (Manchester airport) utilizing the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. ... The number of annual operations represents less than 1 percent of our total flight activity,” said Deputy Airport Director Thomas Malafronte.

Southwest is the only carrier at Manchester airport which uses the aircraft.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airline jet that killed 157 people, the second fatal crash in less than six months. The United States was the last country to ground the aircraft in light of safety concerns.

Questions have been raised about an automated system Boeing installed to prevent a dangerous flight condition known as a stall.

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