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Armenia bans Boeing B-737-MAX 8, MAX 9 aircraft from its airspace amid growing safety concerns

YEREVAN, MARCH 14, ARMENPRESS. Armenian aviation authorities have banned Boeing B-737-MAX 8 and Boeing B-737-MAX 9 aircraft from its entering its airspace.

“Taking into account the safety notice issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency, as well as the NOTAM’s banning the Boeing B-737-MAX 8 and Boeing B-737-MAX 9 aircraft from Turkish and Georgian airspace, the Armenian Civil Aviation Committee, upon studying the situation, and considering flight safety a priority, has decided to ban the operations of B-737-MAX 8 and Boeing B-737-MAX 9 aircraft in Armenian airspace from March 13th to April 13th,” the committee said in a news release.

Many countries have banned the aircraft from entering its airspace until further notice as safety concerns continue to mount following two deadly crashes.

The move comes after the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan


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