Muscat: Boeing 737 Max has been allowed to return to service, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday.
The Civil Aviation Authority indicated that achieving the highest levels of aviation safety is a top priority as the Sultanate was one of the first countries in the world to suspend this type of aircraft on 12th March 2019.
CAA also pointed out that the decision to allow the operation of Boeing 737 Max aircraft came in coordination with the international community in the field of civil aviation and after ensuring that Boeing meets all the necessary measures and requirements for flight safety on this aircraft and based on the success of tests and inspections conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States of America 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.
Meanwhile, the fleet of Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, includes five Boeing 737 Max, and the CAA have confirmed that there-operation of these aircraft will not be authorized until they complete all necessary airworthiness modifications, pilots training and subject to evaluation and audit by CAA,” the statement said.
"The operation of any foreign carriers for aircraft of this type to Omani airports will also be subject to airworthiness, licensing procedures and training certificates granted by the civil aviation authority of the aircraft registration state,” the statement added.