From the Morning Memo:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton in a joint statement Tuesday evening called on federal aviation regulators to ground Boeing’s 737 Max 8 following a crash this week in Ethiopia killing 157 people.

The crash has led to European Union officials to bar the plane from being used by air carriers; the Federal Aviation Administration is yet to take action.

“We recognize that federal law places responsibility for air safety decisions on the federal government,” Cuomo and Cotton said in the joint statement. “But more than a dozen governments around the world have already grounded the 737 Max, and the FAA should urgently consider the basis on which those governments have acted — and move decisively to assure that the public’s safety is protected.”

Boeing officials have insisted the Max 8 model is safe to use, with the company’s top executive calling President Trump this week after he tweeted that planes are becoming “too complex to fly.”