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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to Parliamentary Question on Reviewing Airworthiness of Boeing 737 Max

05 Jan 2021 In Parliament

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Transport in light of the lifting of the flight ban on the Boeing 737 Max by the US Federal Aviation Authority and similar intention by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, whether Singapore is reviewing the airworthiness of the Boeing 737 Max and, if so, what is the status of the review.
Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung:
1.     The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will only allow the Boeing 737 MAX to return to service when it has assessed that it is safe to do so.
2.     The review of the airworthiness of the aircraft is in progress. As part of this review, CAAS will consider the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s approved changes to the aircraft flight control system and pilot training regime, as well as the requirements by other regulators, such as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).