No UAE national airlines operating Boeing 737 MAX 9: GCAA

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The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has confirmed that none of the national airlines in the country is operating any of the Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft affected by the technical malfunction that occurred on a plane operated by an American company.

The GCAA made a statement on Sunday in response to the Boeing 737 MAX 9 incident, where the door plug tore off the left side of an Alaska Airlines jet following take off from Portland, Oregon, en-route to Ontario, California, forcing the pilots to turn back and land safely with all 171 passengers and six crew on board.

As a result of which the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decided to ground 171 Boeing 737 MAX 9s until the required inspections have been carried out.

The GCAA explained that records related to the aircraft model have been checked as well as the FAA's announcements and directives, and it pointed out it is continuously following all updates.

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