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Canada To Lift Boeing 737 MAX Flight Ban On January 20

By Dave Simpson
Canada To Lift Boeing 737 MAX Flight Ban On January 20

Canada has said that it will lift a near two-year flight ban on Boeing Co's 737 MAX on Wednesday January 20, joining other countries such as the United States that have brought the aircraft back following two fatal crashes involving the model.

Regulator Transport Canada also said in a release that it has issued an airworthiness directive to aircraft owners, aircraft maintenance engineers and foreign civil aviation authorities, along with an interim order that outlines requirements for airlines on additional crew training.

Separately, Air Canada said that it will resume Boeing 737 MAX commercial operations on February 1.

The airline said that the aircraft will gradually return to its North American route network.

Design Change Approval

Canada said in December that it expected to rescind its flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX in January after approving design changes to the aircraft, which was grounded in March of 2019 following two fatal crashes.

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