Singapore suspends operation of all Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts

2019-03-12 at 12:26

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore is temporarily suspending operation of all of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of Singapore in light of two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in less than five months.

The suspension will take effect from 1400 today.

SilkAir, which operates six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, will be affected by the temporary suspension.

The other airlines currently operating Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to Singapore are China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Shandong Airlines and Thai Lion Air.

In a statement CAAS said it is working with Changi Airport Group and the affected airlines to minimise any impact to travelling passengers.