MIAMI – The UK has temporarily banned Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines from entering its airspace following United Airline’s (UA) weekend incident over Denver, Colorado, US.
UK transport minister Grant Shapps said on twitter today, “After issues this weekend, Boeing B777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 series engines will be temporarily banned from entering the UK airspace.”
On its part, UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) states that the same engine configuration is not used by UK airlines. It is used by airlines in the U.S., Japan, and South Korea, where its use has also been stopped by authorities.
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Source:: “Airways Magazine”