Following two deadly crashes, Boeing is confronting momentous problems with one of its newest and most critical aircraft models, the 737 Max 8.
Now that President Donald Trump has ordered that the United States join a swath of countries in grounding the aircraft, it’s banned from flying globally. The developments are a huge blow to Boeing. Two crashes in five months is a troubling record for an airliner that entered service barely two years ago. The company has thousands of 737 Max orders on its books.
The causes of both crashes, which at this point appear to be similar, are still under investigation and the official reports won’t be published for months. Until then, here’s what we know: