Today, two TUI fly Belgium Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (OO-MAX – OO-TMA) will be ferried back to Brussels Airport, TUI spokesman Piet Demeyere confirmed to Aviation24.be. On 12 March, the aircraft were forced to divert to the airports of Alicante, Spain and Bologna, Italy after the decision of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to suspend all flight operations of all Boeing Model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX aeroplanes in Europe.
The other two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (OO-TMB and OO-TMY) are already at Brussels Airport, where the holiday airline has its maintenance base. A new NOTAM (Notice To AirMen) has been issued, related to the Boeing 737 MAX model:
From:14 MAR 19 09:35 Till:26 MAR 19 19:00 EST
Text:BOEING 737-8 MAX AND BOEING 737-9 MAX PROHIBITED IN BELGIAN AIRSPACE EXC NON COMMERCIAL FERRY FLT. REF THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY IN EXERCISE OF ITS POWERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATION (EU) 2018/1139 ARTICLE 70
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