737 Max: In­dia to con­duct own safety tests

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - Sau­[email protected] times­group.com

New Delhi: In­dia has de­cided to al­low the Boe­ing 737 Max to fly in its skies again, but only af­ter rig­or­ous test­ing of the air­craft. About 400 of these air­craft were grounded glob­ally this March af­ter 346 peo­ple were killed in two crashes. In In­dia, 13 Spice­Jet B737 Max air­craft are grounded; the air­line is the only In­dian cus­tomer for these planes.

“Even af­ter the US Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion gives the nod for these planes to fly again, In­dia will con­duct its own checks. These planes are un­likely to start fly­ing again in In­dia this year,” a senior Direc­torate Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion of­fi­cial said on Fri­day.

A Boe­ing spokesman said it “con­tin­ues to work with global reg­u­la­tors and our air­line cus­tomers as they de­ter­mine train­ing re­quire­ments in their home mar­ket.”

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