Following the recent, devastating Ethiopian Airlines crash, the U.K. aviation regulating body has banned all Boeing 737 Max aircrafts from entering, departing or flying through U.K. airspace until a complete investigation has taken place. This follows many similar bans throughout the world. This has been the second fatal incident involving a Boeing 737 Max in the space of just a few months. The first was last October, when Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea.
A recent statement issued by the Civil Aviation Authority says “the UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace”.