India bans B737 Max fleet from 1600 hrs; SpiceJet cancels 14 flights

India bans B737 Max fleet from 1600 hrs; SpiceJet cancels 14 flights

New Delhi, The Government on Wednesday banned the operations of Boeing 737 Max fleet from/to Indian airspace after 1600 hrs, the Civil Aviation Ministry said. In a clarification to the DGCA order on Tuesday night, the Civil Aviation Ministry tweeted that no B737 Max aircraft will be allowed to enter or transit Indian airspace effective 1600 hrs. "The time line is to cater to situations where aircraft can be positioned at maintenance facilities & international flights can reach their destinations," it added.


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