Singapore to allow return of Boeing 737 Max
September 6, 2021 - Singapore’s aviation regulator has lifted the operational ban on Boeing’s 737 Max that was imposed more than two years ago, leaving China as the only major market where regulators are yet to give the plane a green light.
The approval is based on operators including Singapore Airlines Ltd complying with airworthiness directives and additional flight crew training requirements, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said in a statement, according to Reuters.
The 737 Max was grounded worldwide in March 2019, following two fatal crashes. The approval for its return comes months after the model returned to service in the United States and Europe, and follows more recent lifting of grounding orders in other countries, including Australia, Fiji, Japan, India and Malaysia, Reuters said.