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US regulator rescinds ban, clears runway for Boeing Max 737's return

DGCA says will examine Federal Aviation Administration's order and then take a call

An employee walks past a Boeing 737 Max aircraft seen parked at the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton. Photo: Reuters
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Boeing has already set up a 737 Max simulator a training centre in Noida which help Indian pilots familiarise with the enhanced training norms. Photo: Reuters

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will examine the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) order rescinding the ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and will take appropriate action on the issue.

“We will study the order. There are safety issues involved. We will take appropriate call in the matter after an examination,” Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar said on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed an order that paves the way for Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service.

SpiceJet is the only Boeing 737 MAX operator in India, with 13 aircraft of the type in its fleet

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First Published: Nov 18 2020 | 9:08 PM IST

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