The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has assured the Ghanaian public that it is safe to fly on Ghana’s routes as none of the registered airlines in the country is currently flying the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.
Head of Safety Regulations at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Daniel Acquah said the regulator is in touch with the aircraft maker and keenly monitoring the airspace to ensure no such aircraft operate into Ghana’s space.
"none of the Ghanaian operators nor foreign airlines is operating the Boeing 737 Max 8 in or out of Ghana. Although Ethiopian airlines fly into Accra they use a different aircraft. Other airlines on the continent that even have that type of aircraft do not fly to Ghana. So now we are monitoring keenly and waiting for information from the Boeing manufacturers and other Airlines,” he said in an interview with Joy FM.
He added that “Although we are monitoring, we are in touch with Boeing as we have one of the aircraft models on our list and also if any airline will want to bring that aircraft [Boeing 787 Max 8] into the country we will have to carefully scrutinize it.”
The assurance comes as Ethiopian Airlines confirmed there were no survivors of flight ET 302 — a MAX 8 aircraft — carrying 157 people, including eight crew, on board.
The crash occurred just six minutes after taking off from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi in Kenya. This led to the grounding of the aircraft in most of the world.
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