Johnson issues Decree for temporary restriction of Boeing 737 – Max 8/9 from SXM airspace. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG—Minister responsible for Civil Aviation on St. Maarten the honourable Stuart Johnson has issued a Ministerial Decree to temporarily restrict the use of Boeing 737 –Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the St. Maarten airspace (Juliana TMA) considering the recent international developments involving these aircraft.

Minister Johnson held consultations on Wednesday morning with the Department of Civil Aviation, Shipping and Maritime along with the Management Team of the Princess Juliana International Airport to determine a way forward “that both safeguards the lives of travelers to the destination and protects the island’s economic interests.”

 “It is not an easy decision considering

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