China Not Ready to Lift Flight Ban on Troubled Boeing 737 MAX Despite US Clearance

Boeing’s 737 MAX jets continue to be banned to take off because China has not changed its position on the plane’s safety.

Boeing’s 737 MAX jets continue to be banned to take off because China has not changed its position on the plane’s safety. 

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), they have not set a date yet for the resumption of Boeing 737 MAX flights.

Feng Zhenglin stressed that the aircraft must be safe and undergo reliable modifications before allowing it to lift the grounding.

However, the position still has not changed since last month.

Last year, China has become the first country to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after the second fatal crash in just five months. 

Despite this, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to lift the nearly two-year ban.

While the decision prevents the jets to return immediately to the skies, it is anticipated that the first commercial flights will resume by the end of year.


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