HANOI, VIETNAMThe Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has proposed that the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft be allowed to operate and imported to the country after a ban of over two years.

The CAAV petitioned the Ministry of Transport to consider greenlighting the aircraft after 178 out of 195 global aviation authorities had lifted the ban on the jet.

Over 360 Boeing 737 Max aircraft of 35 airlines have resumed service, it said. As of Sept.15, the aircraft has operated over 150,000 flights with over 370,000 hours of safe performance.

Vietnam in April allowed the Boeing 737 MAX to pass through its airspace, two years after it was grounded worldwide in March 2019 after 346 people were killed in two crashes in the space of a few months in Indonesia and Ethiopia.