Following the spectacular fire of a Boeing engine this weekend, the United Kingdom is equipped with the same Pratt & Whitney engine to replace its field overflight by the Boeing 777.
The UK Transport Minister announced on Monday that the United Kingdom has decided to ban its airspace for Boeing 777s equipped with engines involved in a spectacular fire in Colorado.
Grant Shapps wrote on Twitter, “After this weekend’s troubles, Boeing 777s with the Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engine will be temporarily barred from entering UK airspace.” Not used by British companies.
The British Civil Aviation Authority clarified that these equipment, submerged by the manufacturer, were not used by British companies.
This type of equipment is “operated by companies in the United States, Japan and South Korea,” the CAA said.
Less than half an hour after takeoff, a United Airlines Denver-Honolulu flight had to land in an emergency on Saturday, due to a malfunction in its right engine fire and massive debris rains on the ground. There were no casualties.
The American manufacturer on Sunday evening “recommended” the suspension of flights of 128 aircraft equipped with these engines. Since then, companies that use these devices – American United Airlines, Japanese ANA and JAL as well as Korean Asiana Airlines – have put these devices in question.
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