UAE planning a safe return of Boeing B737 MAX
The UAE is committed to ensure a safe return to service for Boeing B737 MAX as it continues working extensively with the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing and UAE operators on resolving issues regarding B737 MAX, said Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Civil Aviation Authority.Highlighting the GCAA's commitment regarding the return of Boeing B737 MAX aircraft to the UAE airspace, Al Suwaidi said that it will continue working extensively with the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Boeing and UAE operators on resolving issues regarding B737 MAX. "The service resumption of the aircraft depends on the speed in which "corrective measures" are applied following the recent test flight that was conducted by Boeing," remarked Al Suwaidi. "Such measures include updating the aircraft's software of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, updating pilot training procedures, and performing operational readiness flights for each aircraft," he stated. A dedicated specialist team has been formed by the GCAA to monitor the current certification activities and implementation of the corrective measures. The specialist team is also working with the European Aviation Safety Agency to benefit from their approach in safely returning the aircraft to service which is expected to happen in last quarter of this year," he added.