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More than two years after the start of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued approval for this aircraft to resume operation.
Fiji Airways have been waiting for the approval to come as it operates the type sending it to New Zealand. New Zealand’s national carrier Air New Zealand does not have the Boeing 737 MAX. Nor does any other airline based across the ditch in Australia.
“We have thoroughly and independently reviewed the work undertaken by Fiji Airways to bring their 737 MAX aircraft back into service and are confident these aircraft are safe to return to operation,” says CAA Deputy Chief Executive David Harrison.
“The date for these aircraft being added to flight schedules between New Zealand and Fiji hasn’t yet been decided given the evolving COVID-19 situation.
“But passengers can be assured that no stone has been left unturned to ensure all the necessary safety improvements have been put in place so that when these aircraft return to New Zealand’s skies, they do so safely.”