Flight restrictions imposed on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations into and out of Singapore since March 12, 2019, have been lifted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
The decision allows the resumption of flights operating 737 MAX aircraft in Singapore. Han Kok Juan, Director-General, CAAS, said that extra care had been taken to assess, monitor and ensure that due diligence was done to ensure that the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft can operate safely before lifting restrictions on its operations.
The CAAS said that the decision to lift the restrictions was made after completing a technical assessment, which included evaluating design changes made to the 737 MAX by Boeing, which was approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other validating authorities. Singapore’s aviation regulator also noted that it had reviewed operational data of 737 MAX flights that had resumed service over the past nine months and observed that there were no notable safety issues.
Some of the regulators who have lifted restrictions on B737 MAX aircraft operations include the FAA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, Transport Canada Civil Aviation, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, and India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).