Proposal to allow Boeing 737 Max aircraft to fly to and from Vietnam

September 21, 2021 | 16:40
The proposal of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to allow Boeing 737 Max aircraft to fly to and from Vietnam would be the first step for these planes to join the fleets of Vietnamese airlines.
Proposal to allow Boeing 737 Max aircraft to fly to and from Vietnam
Boeing 737 Max aircraft are a step closer to operation in Vietnam

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has just proposed the Ministry of Transport to allow Boeing 737 Max aircraft to fly to and from the territory of Vietnam while at the same time authorising the importing of these planes into the country.

This proposal was made on the basis of the evaluations of other aviation authorities around the world and the safety index of Boeing 737 Max aircraft after being licensed to operate again.

According to updated information from Boeing, currently, 178 out of 195 aviation authorities in the world have lifted the ban on operating B737 Max aircraft, including re-issuance of standard airworthiness certificates, as well as permits for departure and arrival and transit flights for Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

These include the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the two largest aviation authorities in the world. The aviation authorities of China and Indonesia are expected to lift the ban in September.

At the present, after being allowed by the FAA and the EASA, more than 360 Boeing 737 Max aircraft of 35 world airlines have resumed operation. As of September 15, after being allowed to return to operation, Boeing 737 Max has performed more than 150,000 flights with a total of more than 370,000 safe flight hours. The departure reliability index averaged over 99.35 per cent.

By Anh Minh

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