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SilkAir to park six problematic Boeing 737 Max in Australia's desert

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 28, 2019
Australia has given clearance for Singapore Airlines’s SilkAir to store its six Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the country.
Alice Springs, central Australia
Australia   Alice Springs, central Australia
SilkAir has provided flight plans and the first aircraft is expected to arrive in Alice Springs, central Australia, from Monday, according to Peter Gibson, a spokesman at the Australian government’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa).

Topics: SilkAir Boeing Australia desert

The aircraft will be flown by experienced Boeing pilots using a “flight profile which ensures there can be no activation of Mcas,” Mr Gibson said, referring to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System feature linked to the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people.

The pilots have also received training in recovery actions in case an Mcas-related event occurs, Mr Gibson said. The Australian Casa regulator has worked closely with aviation regulators in Singapore and Indonesia to review and coordinate the ferry flights, he said.