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ANAC approves return of operations with Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft in Brazil

Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC, in Portuguese) concluded on 11/25 a long independent work to re-authorize the operation of Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft in Brazil. With a process of approximately two years, the validation of the modifications of the project was made by ANAC after the approval of the certifying authority, the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ANAC withdrew the Airworthiness Directive that restricted MAX’s operation in Brazil after agreeing with the FAA’s assessment that all the technical and regulatory elements necessary to address safety issues have been carried out. The FAA Airworthiness Directive, released on 11/20, was also adopted by ANAC and is automatically effective in Brazil, and must be complied with immediately by the air operators that intend to operate the model. Currently, only Gol Linhas Aereas has Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft in the Brazilian fleet. The approval of the new Boeing 737-8 MAX project brought together only the four aviation authorities that make up the Certification Management Team (CMT) forum: the European Union authority European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Canadian Transport Canada Civil Aviation ( TCCA), and the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), which jointly discussed with the FAA what would be the requirements for the return of the aircraft model to operations. – https://www.anac.gov.br/noticias/2020/anac-aprova-retorno-das-operacoes-com-aeronaves-boeing-737-8-max-no-brasil