The Civil Aeronautics Board considers the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft airworthy, citing that the accidents involving this type of aircraft are still under investigation.
“[There are] no conclusive findings yet on the real reason for the accidents involving B737 Max 8. Nonetheless, we assume that the aircraft used by foreign carriers are certified airworthy,” CAB chief legal officer Wyrlou Samodio told the Philippine News Agency on Wednesday.
He explained that CAB assumes the B737 Max 8 is airworthy because it has a certification that it can be used. This, however, can be disputed once the investigation is completed, he said.
Samodio added that for carriers utilizing the B737 Max 8, “prudence in the exercise of their prerogative to utilize such kind of aircraft is expected.”
The executive noted that since the accidents are still under investigation, CAB cannot really say that this aircraft model should not be used.