UAE’s aviation authority unable to give unbanning date on Boeing 737 MAX operations- statement

The GCAA is still in the process of seeking more technical information from the FAA on the improvements being proposed.

  
A wing of the Boeing 737 MAX is pictured during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington December 7, 2015. Image for illustrative purposes.

A wing of the Boeing 737 MAX is pictured during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington December 7, 2015. Image for illustrative purposes.

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DUBAI, 9th May, 2019 (WAM) -- The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has said that it "would not be able to give a date of unbanning" operations of any Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft "until it has enough information to ensure passengers safety is protected." In a statement issued today, the authority said, "GCAA is actively and closely working with the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, and the other authorities around the world for developments on B737-8 Max.

"The GCAA team recently participated in Joint Authorities Technical Review team meetings which has been formed to look into Flight Control System of B737-8 Max.

"The GCAA is still in the process of seeking more technical information from the FAA on the improvements being proposed. Therefore, GCAA won’t be able to give a date of unbanning until it has enough information to ensure passengers safety is protected," the statement concluded.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2019.

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