OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Transport Canada has accepted the return of the Boeing 737 MAX plane that was grounded after two lethal crashes abroad.
The company says carriers can start utilizing the aircraft in Canadian airspace beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20, offering a number of required modifications have been made.
Transport Canada says it has launched “unique Canadian measures” for enhanced security.
“In addition to all reviews, and to provide additional assurances that all measures are in place, an Interim Order that clearly indicates Transport Canada’s expectations and requirements for additional training for crew members was also issued for operators. It is complementary to the design and maintenance requirements of the Airworthiness Directive,” the company says.
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The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019 after two lethal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia killed 346 folks.
Transport Canada says it’s spent “well over 15,000” hours reviewing the Boeing 737 MAX and has labored with different companies all through the method.
“Canadians and the airline industry can rest assured that Transport Canada has diligently addressed all safety issues prior to permitting this aircraft to return to service in Canadian airspace,” says Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra.
The choice to elevate the prevailing Discover to Airmen, which prevents operation of the plane in Canadian airspace, comes after the Federal Aviation Administration in November, 2020 cleared the Boeing 737 MAX for flight within the U.S.
The company mentioned its resolution got here after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month overview.
-With recordsdata from The Related Press