UK temporarily bans some 777s from its airspace after Denver incident

posted on 22nd February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
UK temporarily bans some 777s from its airspace after Denver incident

LONDON- Britain temporarily banned Boeing BA.N 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines from entering its airspace after a jet with that type of engine shed debris over Denver, in the United States, at the weekend.

“After issues this weekend, Boeing B777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 series engines will be temporarily banned from entering the UK airspace,” UK transport minister Grant Shapps said on twitter on Monday.

Britain’s regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, noted on twitter that the particular configuration is not used by any UK airlines. It is operated by airlines in the U.S., Japan and South Korea, where authorities have also stopped its use, it said.