Subject: Boeing 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX - Suspension of Flight Operations
Effective Date: 15 March 2019
Prompted by a fatal accident with a Boeing 737-8 MAX airplane, the exact causes of which are still being investigated, the FAA representing the State of design for the affected airplanes, issued Emergency AD 2018-23 -51 (later replaced by a Final Rule AD) to require certain changes to the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) regarding Runaway Horizontal Stabilizer Trim Limitations and procedures.
Since that action, another fatal accident occurred. At this early stage of related investigation, it cannot be excluded that similar causes may have contributed to both events. Just after the second event, the FAA issued CANIC 2019-03, providing information concerning progress on the development of mitigation actions.
Based on all available information, OFNAC considers that further actions are necessary to ensure the continued airworthiness of the two affected models (Boeing 737-8 MAX and Boeing 737-9 MAX). For the reasons described above, pending the availability of more information, OFNAC has decided to suspend all flight operations of the two affected models.
From the effective date and time of this bulletin, and until further notice, OFNAC prohibits commercial operation of the two affected models, Boeing 737-8 MAX and Boeing 737-9 MAX within Haitian territory / airspace.