Indonesia is set to allow Boeing Co’s 737 Max planes back to its skies after lifting a ban on
the aircraft that crashed in the country over two years ago.
In a statement, Transport Ministry Director General of Air Transportation Novie Riyanto, said
the airlines will resume flying in the country’s territories after completion of the investigation
process and improvements made to the plane’s system.
This makes Indonesia the latest country to lift the ban on the aircraft, joining Ethiopia, Malaysia
Indonesia suffered a deadly crash involving the jet in October 2018, which killed 189 people on
board a Lion Air flight. The second crash in Ethiopia involving the same type just five months
later claimed 157 lives, leading to a worldwide grounding of the aircraft and subsequent
investigations that revealed design flaws in the flight-control systems.