UK’s Civil Aviation Authority bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 from UK’s airspace

epa07428822 A handout artists rendering made available 11 March 2019 by Boeing Company showing a 737 MAX 8 passenger plane in Boeing colours. An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger plane en route to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed near Bishoftu, some 50km outside of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 10 March 2019. All passengers onboard the scheduled flight ET 302 carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew members, have died, the airlines said. Boeing has sent a crew to the accident site to help in investigations. Some other airlines have grounded their planes of the same type. EPA-EFE/BOEING HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from the country’s airspace.

Malaysia,  Singapore, China and Australia, earlier on announced a ban Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying to and from the country.

Earlier it was made known that third of the 371 Boeing 737 MAX jets in operation have been grounded. The vast majority of them, 97, fly with Chinese airlines. China is currently the aircraft’s biggest customer. US airlines are number two with 72 aircraft in service.

via Independent / CD 

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