CAAB restricts flying of Boeing 737 Max-8
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has deferred the import of Boeing 737 Max-8.
The authority has adopted the preventive measure following crashes of two 737 Max-8 planes in five
As a result, US-Bangla Airlines, a private flight operator in Bangladesh, will have to halt their process of renting Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft.
The airlines in Bangladesh will not be allowed to buy or take lease of that model until the probe reports on the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes are published, said CAAB.
"No aircraft of Boeing 737 Max-8 can be imported until further announcement," CAAB Director Chowdhury M Ziaul Kabir said on Wednesday.
US-Bangla Airlines at a press briefing on February 19 announced to bring a Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft.
The company has no plan to scrap the deal as of now, Kamrul Islam, public relations officer of US-Bangla Airlines said.
"There have been two incidents and the probe is taking place. We'll make our decisions after the probe report is published," he said.
US-Bangla has signed a deal with AerCap to bring in one aircraft, said Kamrul, adding that Boeing has at least 5,000 aircraft already ordered by different countries. The authorities have deferred the deal but never scrapped, he added.