In a statement on Twitter, the CAA said,
“The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace.”
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A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority also said: “Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragic accident in Ethiopia yesterday.
"There are currently five Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft registered and operational in the United Kingdom. A sixth aircraft is due to enter operation later this week.
"The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for certifying all Boeing 737 Max 8 models and it is the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) that validates this certification across the EU, including the UK. The UK Civil Aviation Authority is liaising very closely with the EASA as the facts of this incident are established."
The CAA join a host of other countries who have opted to ground all Max aircraft for the time being pending investigation following the unfortunate incident involving Ethiopian’s 737-8 Max.
More updates to follow.