After Oman, UAE bans operation of Boeing 737 MAX models
March 13, 2019 | 8:28 AM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: After Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the operation of all Boeing 737 MAX models in the UAE airspace.

Read here: Oman suspends all Boeing 737 MAX flights over safety fears

In a statement to Times of Oman, a flydubai spokesperson said: “Following the directive issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) flydubai’s fleet of 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 2 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft have been grounded.

“flydubai is adjusting its schedule to minimize disruption to passengers and will operate flights with its fleet of Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Where there are flight cancellations flydubai will contact passengers directly,” it said.

The UAE based carrier also said: “flydubai continues to be in touch with the manufacturer and regulator.”

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