Vietnam lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX

By Doan Loan   December 31, 2021 | 08:00 pm PT
Vietnam lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX
A Boeing 737 MAX airplane prepares to land after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S., June 29, 2020. Photo by Reuters/Karen Ducey
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has lifted a ban on the Boeing 737 Max and allowed airlines to operate the jet in the country after evaluating its safety.

The decision is based on safety measures that its maker, Boeing, has added after the jet was involved in two major accidents in two countries.

The Boeing 737 Max aircraft 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.

So far, 178 of 195 aviation authorities in the world have lifted their bans on the jet, and over 360 aircraft are in operation again.

U.S. authorities lifted the ban on the jet in December 2020 after Boeing made changes in its design.

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