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Brazil approves resumption of Boeing 737 MAX operations

Christian Fernsby |
The Boeing Company confirmed in a statement that Brazil's aviation authority, the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), joined the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by rescinding the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing 737-8s in Brazil.

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Commercial operations for the aircraft type can take place once airlines have met the requirements outlined by ANAC's order, according to the statement.

"Boeing worked closely with the FAA and ANAC to meet their expectations to safely return the 737 MAX to commercial service in Brazil," said David Calhoun, Boeing's chief executive officer.

"Safety is Boeing's top priority and the company will continue to work with regulators and our customers to return the airplane back into service worldwide," Boeing said in the statement.

Throughout the past 20 months, Boeing conducted more than 4,400 hours of testing including more than 1,350 flights. Teams of Boeing mechanics and engineers have established appropriate maintenance processes during storage and are already working to support depreservation activities for the aircraft in Brazil.

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