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SilkAir's Boeing 737 MAXs are allowed to fly to Australia

Singapore - Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia approved a request from SilkAir to fly the airline's grounded 737 MAX jets from Singapore to Alice Springs.

The Australian regulator removed the airspace prohibition exclusively for the SilkAir's 737 MAX jets.

The airline will park its six 737 MAX 8 at a storage place in Alice Springs, Australia.

The flights will be conducted without troubled MCAS system (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) of the aircraft, which was proved to cause two deadly crashes within six months.

As of September 23, SilkAir has 180 days to deploy its six 737 MAX to Alice Springs for storage, according to the notice released by the Australian civil aviation authority, CASA.

SilkAir plans to move its MAX jets to Alice Springs for long-term storage.

The Asian operator has 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8 more on order with the American aircraft manufacturer waiting to be delivered.



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