UAE aviation authority not optimistic Boeing 737 MAX will return this 12 months

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DUBAI (Reuters) – The pinnacle of the United Arab Emirates’ Basic Civil Aviation Authority stated on Sunday he was not optimistic the Boeing 737 MAX would return to operations within the fourth quarter of this 12 months and it was extra prone to be within the first quarter of 2020.

Director Basic Saif Mohammed al-Suwaidi advised reporters in Dubai that the UAE would conduct its personal separate re-certification of the plane, slightly than comply with the Federal Aviation Authority.

He added that he expects to finish the method of certifying Abu Dhabi airport’s new Midfield terminal by the tip of the 12 months.

Reporting by Alexander Cornwell, writing by Nafisa Eltahir; Modifying by Elaine Hardcastle

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