Boeing 737 MAX cleared to fly again in Australia

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CASA has lifted the Boeing 737 MAX suspension in Australia.


SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Friday it would lift a near two-year ban on flights involving Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, becoming among the first in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.

"We ... are confident that the aircraft are safe," Graeme Crawford, acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, said in a statement.

The regulator has accepted comprehensive return-to-service requirements set by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the 737 MAX, he added.

No Australian airlines operate the 737 MAX, but Virgin Australia has 25 of the planes on order. Singapore Airlines Ltd and Fiji Airways operated them on flights to Australia.

The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019 after two deadly crashes. Crawford said it was unclear when those airlines would resume flights to Australia given the disruption by COVID-19 to international air travel.

Singapore Airlines and Fiji Airways will also need approval to resume flying the 737 MAX from their national aviation regulators and from other authorities where they need to use airspace.
 
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One flew out from the ASP aeropark to SIN today as SLK8890
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One flew out from the ASP aeropark to SIN today as SLK8890

Fiji Airways also has at least one 737 MAX parked in Alice Springs. I expect that will probably fly back to Fiji at some point soon, although according to the Reuters article, regulators in Fiji & NZ have not yet approved the MAX to fly again so it will remain out of service until then.
 

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