• New Working Arrangement signed between EASA and GCAA
  • Henrik Hololei: Georgia is leading aviation country in Eastern Partnership
  • The Civil Aviation Authorities of Georgia and France signed a renewal of Technical Cooperation Program
  • According to conclusion of ICAO’s official audit, Georgia ranks first in the region
  • Georgia has made significant progress towards civil aviation security oversight
  • Third meeting of the EU-Georgia Joint Committee on the CAA Agreement in Tbilisi
  • The working visit of GCAA to People’s Republic of China
12 2020
News and Statements

13 Mar.'19 | GCAA temporarily suspends Boeing 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX flights in Georgian airspace

In order to ensure the safety of passengers and aircraft operations, the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia (GCAA) has temporarily prohibited all Boeing 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX operations in the Georgian airspace. The decision is effective from 09:00 UTC, March 13.2019.

GCAA closely follows the safety directions and guidelines issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Boeing 737 MAX flights will be temporarily suspended till more information on Ethiopia crash and first results of accident investigation are provided to the international aviation organizations, respective aviation authorities, accident investigation agencies and manufacturer.

Along with that, GCAA hereby states that there is no any Boeing 737 MAX on the Georgian Civil Aircraft State Register. The air traffic will not be significantly affected by this temporary suspension. 

Georgian Civil Aviation Agency expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the airplane crash (Ethiopian Airlines ET302 Flight) and conveys sincere condolences to the aircraft operator and respective aviation authority.


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