The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
has temporarily suspend all variants of the Boeing
737 MAX aircraft family from flying into and out of Singapore.
The decision follows the two fatal accidents
involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in less than five months.
SilkAir operates 6 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The other airlines
affected by the decision include China Southern Airlines, Garuda
Indonesia, Shandong Airlines and Thai Lion Air.
suspension will be reviewed as relevant safety information becomes
Australia, China, India, Indonesia and
have taken similar precautions.
On Tuesday, Boeing issued the following
statement, "Safety is Boeingís number one priority and we have
full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX. We understand that
regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they
believe are most appropriate for their home markets. Weíll
continue to engage with them to ensure they have the information
needed to have confidence in operating their fleets. The United
States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any
further action at this time, and based on the information
currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new
guidance to operators."