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China is not taking Boeing 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate applications

Boeing 737 MAX9 takes part in a flying display over the Le Bourget Airport during the 52nd International Paris Air Show on June 22, 2017, in Paris, France.
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China's civil aviation regulator has stopped taking applications for Boeing 737 Max 8 airworthiness certification since March 21, an official at the regulator's news department said on Tuesday.

Earlier, financial magazine Caijing reported that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has suspended giving out certification for Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, citing an internal document.

Boeing did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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