Friday, January 29, 2021

DGCA yet to decide on the return of 737 MAX to service, says Boeing India

New Delhi: Boeing today said that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has to decide on the return Boeing 737 MAX back to service, aircraft manufacturer Boeing said today.

"We are working with the DGCA and (other) global regulators to return Max (737Max) to service," Salil Gupte, president at Boeing India, said on Thursday.

The statement comes after US and European aviation regulators have cleared the aircraft, which have been grounded since March 2019, following two fatal crashes.

On a question on whether planes cleared by these regulators will be allowed to operate to India since India has even banned any operation of these aircraft, Gupte said that the aviation regulator will decide on it.

The DGCA is likely to conduct its own due diligence before allowing the grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft to return to Indian skies.

"Boeing did pour (its) commitment and brought 737Max simulator in June/July, set it up in Noida. It will be ready to train pilots at the time of DGCA's ungrounding of Max," Gupte said.

28/01/21 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times


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