The U.K. has joined Australia and Singapore in banning from its airspace the model of Boeing aircraft that crashed on Sunday in Ethiopia and six months ago in Indonesia. Bans by civil aviation authorities or airlines have grounded nearly 40 per cent of the world's in-service fleet of 737 Max 8s.

Mary Schiavo is a pilot and former inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation who says the Max 8 should be grounded. She is also a lawyer who represents families of airline crashes, and does have current litigation against Boeing.

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