TULSA, Oklahoma - American Airlines said it's bringing several Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliners to its Tulsa base for parking.

A spokesman for the airline said the company is flying its 24 MAX 8 jets to facilities across the country, after President Trump ordered the FAA to ground them yesterday.

The order came after dozens of countries around the world ordered the jets grounded in the wake of a deadly crash involving an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8.

American says it's bringing nine of its MAX 8 jets to Tulsa. The company operates a huge maintenance base here so it has room to park them here.

Two of the jets landed at TIA Thursday morning, a third landed at about 12:30 p.m. A fourth arrived Thursday afternoon followed by two more Thursday evening.

The company said only pilots are on the flights.