Boeing 737 Max 8 Could Be Banned From Flying In UK Airspace

The UK is considering banning the use of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following the second high-profile crash taking place.

A flight ran by Ethiopian Airlines crashed, killing all 157 people on board.

The plane used was the same model that saw a crash last year after a computer glitch caused the incident.

Since the Ethiopian Airlines crash, countries such as China, Mexico and South Africa have banned the use of the model for commercial flights.

Conversations are ongoing between the UK authority and the US Federal Aviation Administration over the potential ban of the 737.

A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said, ‘Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragic accident in Ethiopia yesterday.

‘There are currently five Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft registered and operational in the United Kingdom. A sixth aircraft is due to enter operation later this week.

‘The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for certifying all Boeing 737 Max 8 models and it is the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) that validates this certification across the EU, including the UK. The UK Civil Aviation Authority is liaising very closely with the EASA as the facts of this incident are established.’

Anthony Gilmour

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