The UAE Bans Operations Of Boeing 737 Max 8 And 9 Planes

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
The UAE Bans Operations Of Boeing 737 Max 8 And 9 Planes

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After the fatal crash of the Ethiopian aircraft -Boeing 737 Max, UAE, has joined the list of 13 other countries that have banned operations of the plane.

What’s It?

Following the fatal crash of the Ethiopian aircraft Boeing 737 Max, UAE has issued a ban against operating any of the Boeing 737 Max aeroplanes. The ban, effective from 13 March 2019  is a precautionary measure to avoid any such incidents. Authorities have further said that the ban is issued in order to protect the public, both in the air and on the ground.

UAE’s Aviation Authority said that the ban applies to all carriers coming into or leaving from any of the airports in the UAE. National carrier FlyDubai operates Boeing 737 MAX machines. However, FlyDubai has now confirmed that it will be suspending operations on both MAX 8 and MAX 9 models.

Speaking about the ban, FlyDubai said: ““Flydubai is adjusting its schedule to minimize disruption to passengers and will operate flights with its fleet of next-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Where there are flight cancellations, flydubai will contact passengers directly.”

Meanwhile, here’s a list of other countries that have banned the aircraft:

1. Australia
2. Singapore
3. Malaysia
4. Oman
5. Mongolia
6. UK
7. Ireland
8. France
9. Netherlands
10. India
11. Kuwait
12. New Zealand
13. Vietnam