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GCAA bans operation of Boeing 737 MAX models as precautionary measure

ABU DHABI,12th March, 2019 (WAM) -- Following the Ethiopian Airways crash involving a Boeing 737-8 MAX, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority issued a Safety Decision banning the operation of all Boeing 737 MAX models in the UAE airspace with effect from 13 March 2019, 00:01 UTC Time until further notice.

The ban is a precautionary measure aimed at protecting public safety in the air and on the ground.

The GCAA will continue monitoring and re-assessing the situation as more information is obtained about the accident.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed/Hassan Bashir