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

  • After issues this weekend, Boeing B777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 series engines will be temporarily banned from entering the UK airspace.
  • Britain's regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, noted on twitter that the particular configuration is not used by any UK airlines.
Updated 22 Feb 2021

LONDON: Britain temporarily banned Boeing 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 US, Japan and South Korea, where authorities have also stopped its use, it said.