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Directorate General of Air Transportation Grounded Aircraft Boeing 737-8 Max

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PRESS CONFERENCE
 
Number: 88 / SP / KSIHU / III / 2019

The Directorate General of Air Transportation has set an operating ban for all B737-8 MAX aircraft operated by Indonesian flight operators in the airspace area of ​​the Republic of Indonesia, effective March 14, 2019.

This step was taken to pay attention to the Continuous Airworthiness Notification to the International Community (CANIC) published by the FAA on March 13, 2019 concerning Updated information regarding FAA, continued operations safety activities related to the Boeing Model 737-8 and 737-9 (737 MAX) fleet from Federal Aviation Administration.

The Director General of Civil Aviation, Polana B. Pramesti stressed that the prohibition to operate is valid until further notice, taking into account the fulfillment of aviation safety.

"For the sake of fulfilling aviation safety in Indonesia, we decided to ban all Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft operated by Indonesian flight operators in the airspace area of ​​the Republic of Indonesia, effective from March 14, 2019," said Polana.

This prohibition on operation is excluded for B737-8 MAX flights which aim to be non-commercial, do not carry passengers, and ferry flights in order to return to the location of aircraft maintenance or storage.

Flight safety is the most important thing in flight services. "For us, safety is a" no go item "that cannot be negotiated," Polana closed.

HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND GENERAL AFFAIRS
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF AIR TRANSPORTATION

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