UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned Boeing 737 Max from UK airspace
The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace “as a precautionary measure”.
This decision has come following the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane on Sunday, killing 157 people on board. This was the second fatal accident involving the 737 Max 8 plane type in less than five months.
Other countries including China, France and Germany have also grounded the jets. US officials are still confident the plane is able to fly.
The move to ground the plane has been welcomed by British pilots, the CAA said the directive would remain in place until further notice.
TUI who fly from the UK to Spain have released as statement today.
“TUI Airways can confirm that all 737 MAX 8 aircraft currently operating in the UK have been grounded following the decision from the UK regulatory authorities today. Any customers due to fly home on a 737 MAX 8 from their holiday will be flown home today on another aircraft. Customers due to travel in the coming days will also travel on holiday as planned on other aircraft. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff has remained our primary concern.”