Britain banned the Boeing 777 from entering its airspace
Britain temporarily banned Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines from entering its airspace after the model’s engine crashed over Denver over the weekend in the United States.
British Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Twitter on Monday that after a weekend incident, a Boeing 777 with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines will be temporarily banned from entering UK airspace.
A statement said: ‘After the Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engine incident on a Boeing 777 aircraft, we have suspended this configuration’s use in UK airspace. It is not used by any UK airlines. It is operated by airlines in the USA, Japan and South Korea where authorities have also stopped its use.’
The British Civil Aviation Authority also informed that this particular configuration is not used by any British airline. This type of aircraft is owned by airlines in the USA, Japan and South Korea, where the authorities have also stopped operating them.