American Airlines gets permission to fly out grounded Max 8

An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 will depart this country tomorrow morning, despite an order banning its operation our airspace. 

The approval was granted by the Civil Aviation Authority based on a request by the airline.

Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority Francis Regis says this is a normal procedure even in the face of an airspace restriction. 

He says the order does not allow for commercial flights but there is room for ferry flights.

A ferry flight refers to delivery of aircraft for the purpose of returning an aircraft to base, among other things.

The prohibitive order says the aircraft is not suitable for use unless found by the director general to be found safe for use. 

The flight is expected to depart tomorrow morning for a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

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