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An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 lands at LaGuardia Airport. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
After an unprecedented two crashes of brand new aircraft in six months, 22 airlines and three countries have now grounded the newest version of the bestselling jet of all time, the Boeing 737 MAX 8.
Why it matters: Boeing has staked much of its future on the success of the 737 MAX series, Axios Science editor Andrew Freedman reports.
The big picture: Boeing last encountered a similar crisis with its introduction of the 787 in 2013, with issues centering around the lithium-ion batteries that power the aircraft's computer systems. The FAA grounded all 787s for 4 months, even though the incidents were non-fatal.
The Ethiopian Air crash on Sunday bears initial, eerie similarities to the Lion Air disaster in October, in that both planes crashed soon after takeoff, and preliminary radar data shows that both aircraft oscillated in altitude before plunging toward the ground.
Between the lines: Axios' Courtenay Brown points out that Boeing is the most influential stock in the oft-cited Dow Jones Industrial Average, which gives the heaviest weighting to the company with the highest share price.
What's next: The FAA sought to reassure domestic and international operators of the 737 MAX 8 that the plane is safe by stating it will issue a bulletin to that effect later today.
Editor's note: This piece has been corrected to show that United operates a MAX series aircraft (not the MAX 8).
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