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According to VnExpress, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has proposed that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft fly in Vietnam but not just over it.
The report says the CAAV has approached Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport to lift the ban, providing an argument that 178 out of 195 countries worldwide have already done so.
“Based on the assessment results of the aviation authorities in the world and the safety index of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after being licensed to operate again, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam proposes the Ministry of Transport allows the Department to carry out the necessary procedures to allow the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to fly to/from the Vietnamese territory, and at the same time implement the process of granting the certificate of approval for the aircraft type B737 MAX to be imported into Vietnam,” a September 20 update on the CAAV website reads.
Although no Vietnamese airlines currently have MAX aircraft in their fleets, VietJet Air has many of them on order.