Post updated March 18th, 2019 at 02:24 pm
The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has suspended the operation of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in our country. This was confirmed through a brief statement that was released via its official Twitter and Facebook page.
In the statement by its CEO, Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar has also pointed that out CAAM has also prohibited any Boeing 737 Max 8 from flying in or out of Malaysia. This policy also applies to transits as well.
Suspension of BOEING 737 MAX 8 pic.twitter.com/HrwMnz12NS
— CAA Malaysia (@CAA_Malaysia) March 12, 2019
Malaysia is the latest country to suspend the operations of Boeing 737 Max 8 in the wake of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash earlier this week, which happened just months after the crash of Lion Air Flight 160 in Indonesia. Other countries that have implemented similar policy includes Australia, Singapore, China, Indonesia, and Mongolia.
As pointed in the statement above, no Malaysian carriers are currently using Boeing 737 Max 8 although Malaysia Airlines does have a few of them scheduled to arrive in the country next year. The parent company of the airline, Khazanah Nasional has now been requested by the government to reevaluate the purchase order in the wake of the plane crash incident.