Mumbai: Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which late on Tuesday night grounded all Boeing 737 Max planes in India, has given airlines till 4 pm to withdraw these planes from operations, the regulator said in a statement.
“In continuation with the decision of DGCA to ground B737 Max operations, further clarification follows. B737Max operations will stop from/to all Indian airports,” the DGCA statement issued on Wednesday morning said.
“Additionally, no B737 Max aircraft will be allowed to enter or transit Indian airspace effective 1600 hrs Indian time or 1030 UTC (4 pm). The timeline is to cater to situations where aircraft can be positioned at maintenance facilities and international flights can reach their destinations,” it added.