Vietnam considers airspace permission for 737 MAX aircraft

By Dat Nguyen   March 8, 2021 | 07:34 pm PT
Vietnam considers airspace permission for 737 MAX aircraft
A Boeing 737 Max departs from King County International Airport in Seattle, Washington, U.S. Photo by Shutterstock/BlueBarronPhoto.
Vietnam aviation authorities have proposed that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft be allowed to pass through the country’s airspace after two years of grounding.

The proposal was made after the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) reviewed Boeing’s efforts to improve the aircraft and the evaluation of major aviation authorities such as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

The U.S. allowed the resumption of Boeing 737 Max operations in December and Europe did so in January.

China and Russia have not opened up their airspace, and when restrictions are lifted in these countries the CAAV will propose that this aircraft is allowed to operate in and imported into Vietnam.

The Boeing 737 Max was grounded worldwide in March 2019 after 346 people were killed in two crashes in the space of a few months in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

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