The European Council of Aviation (ECA) has cautioned Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) over the potential risks involved in permitting Boeing 737-800 MAX use of Liberia’s airspace, according to a report by Smart News.
According to the report, the ECA issued the alert recently following Sunday’s fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
However, a source at the LCAA has said no Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are among the fleet coming to Liberia.
“The 737-800 MAX and newer models are not among the fleet coming to Liberia. Usually, those planes go to traffic zones. It’s not coming to Liberia,” Smart News quoted ab LCAA source.
Twenty-eight European countries have grounded the aircraft. Others include Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Boeing has also grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft until May 2019.