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India lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Christian Fernsby |
India's civil aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on August 26, lifted the ban on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft after grounding them for over two years.

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The DGCA had banned the operation of Boeing 737-8 and 737-9 aircraft over Indian airspace in March 2019, following two fatal accidents involving Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302.

"This rescission enables operation of Boeing Company model 737-8 and Boeing Company Model 737-9 airplanes only upon satisfaction of applicable requirements for return to service," reads the order.


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