UAE will make its own checks on any fixes for the Boeing 737 MAX prior to allowing the grounded jet to recommence flying in its airspace, a senior aviation regulatory official stated on Wednesday.
The MAX has been put on hold globally since last month subsequent to two deadly crashes in five months concerning the same aircraft category, killing 346 people.
Boeing has said a software update to put off flawed data from setting off an anti-stall system, which is under scrutiny after the deadly nose-down crashes, would be presented in the coming weeks.
“Based on their counteractive action plan we will authenticate that plan separately and perhaps cooperate with other entities in Europe and contingent upon that if we feel contented we will decide [if we lift the grounding],” General Civil Aviation Authority director general Saif Mohammed al-Suwaidi told Reuters at an industry conference in Abu Dhabi.
UAE carrier flydubai is a MAX operator.