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Australia announced on Friday (02.26.2021) that it was lifting the ban on Boeing 737 Max aircraft and maritime flights imposed two years ago as a result of plane crashes in 2018 and 2019 with this type of aircraft. 346 died in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, its decision to be the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so, should give the green light to the changes made by Boeing to the 737 MAX model to restart the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Agency Security Council (ESA) activities in the United States.

“Our aeronautics and engineering team has assessed that there are no additional service requirements to operate in Australia,” said Graeme Crawford, a senior official with the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in a statement. English).

Gaza has said no airline in the country has bought the Boeing models, and although Singapore-based SilkAir and Fiji Airlines have 737 Max aircraft, they do not know when they will be able to operate in Australia again.

Boeing withheld information

Since last March, the sea country has closed its borders, with some exceptions including the return of its residents and citizens, and is expected to gradually open them up by the end of October, once its vaccination campaign begins. This week.

Australia, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so, is following in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria, which this month approved the resumption of operations of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as well as Brazil and Canada, which did so last January.

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Following the crashes of two Lion Air (Indonesia) and Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia) planes in October 2018 and March 2019, respectively, Boeing 737 Max aircraft were grounded globally in March 2019, resulting in 346 deaths.

Boeing has agreed to pay US $ 2.5 billion (2.0 2.056 million) to US authorities to complete an investigation into 737 MAXs accused of withholding information about a design defect that led to both crashes.

According to the investigation, information about the Boeing model’s flight control system was stopped and the FAA was “misled”, thus pilot training manuals and materials did not include aircraft operation data.

mg (efe, Reuters)