Lahore, 9th March: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed the return of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
Baaghi TV: According to reports, CAA has announced on Monday that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft is permitted to return to service.
As per reports from Oman’s publication Muscat Daily, the national carrier Oman Air’s fleet includes five Boeing 737 Max planes.
According to reports, in March 2019, the Boeing 737 Max was grounded in Oman and worldwide following the two accidents which happened within a period of six months, claiming 346 lives.
Pilots of both crashes, Lion Air flight 610 in Indonesia in October 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in Ethiopia in March 2019, fought an automated flight-control system that was falsely activated.
CAA stated that it has issued Safety Circular No 3/2021 under which the authority requires airlines wanting to operate the Boeing 737 Max to meet all safety, reliability and training requirements.
It stated, “Achieving the highest levels of aviation safety is a top priority for the CAA as the sultanate was one of the first countries in the world to suspend this type of aircraft on March 12, 2019.”
The CAA further stated that the decision to allow operations of Boeing 737 Max aircraft was taken in coordination with the international civil aviation community.
The authority pointed out that the decision is also based on the success of inspections conducted by the USA’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a designing country for the aircraft and the approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and civil aviation authorities in a number of countries.
The aviation authority has confirmed that the aircrafts’ operations will not be resumed until they complete all necessary airworthiness modifications, pilots’ training and evaluation and audit by CAA.
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