No date to withdraw UAE ban on Boeing Max planes

By Angel Chan

Boeing 737 Max

DUBAI 10 May 2019: The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has said that it would not be able to give a date of withdrawal of banning operations of any Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft “until it has enough information to ensure passengers safety is protected”.

In a statement issued yesterday to Wam, the authority said, “GCAA is actively and closely working with US 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 for withdrawal of the ban until it has enough information to ensure passengers safety is protected,” the statement concluded.

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