Fiji Airways and Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji Temporarily Grounds Boeing 737 MAX Fleet

 In breaking news

Fiji Airways, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji has decided to temporarily ground its fleet on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines accident is released.

In a statement, Fiji Airways says it will continue to have full confidence in the airworthiness of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, especially in its skilled and experienced  pilots and engineers who operate them.

Since Fiji Airways commenced operating the Boeing 737 MAX in December 2018, the airlines says the aircraft has proven to be reliable and efficient, and continuous flight data monitoring has not identified any issues that would give rise to a cause for concern.

The airlines added that out of deference to the position taken by regulators in our region, and in response to the concerns expressed by the general public, both Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji have agreed that the most appropriate course is to impose this temporary grounding.

Fiji Airways will continue to monitor developments closely, and this decision will be reviewed in light of any new information.

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