The Boeing 737 Max is unlikely to be back in service before 2020, says Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates.
Saif Al Suwaidi, contradicted the Boeing’s timeline of fourth-quarter target for MAX to return to service, and said “We won’t fly the Max until we are 100 percent sure,”
The DGCA of UAE says that it will not rubber-stamp US Federal Aviation Administration’s assessment of the jet’s airworthiness and will conduct its own checks before the plane is certified to fly again.
As the largest operator of Boeing 737 Max in the GCC region, Flydubai confirmed that 737MAX will not rejoin the operational schedule until regulatory approval has been received from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
Flydubai’s fleet of 11 Boeing 737 Max 8 and 2 Boeing 737 Max 9 ceasing operations after the global ban, resulting seventeen per cent of Airline’s flying schedule was cancelled.