(CMR) The Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority has issued a statement that all Boeing 737 Max aircraft are prohibited from using Cayman's airspace.
The announcement was expected after Cayman Marl Road shared on our Facebook page this morning that the United Kingdom had taken similar steps. It was announced early this morning that the UK's ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft applies to the entire series, not only to 8s, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority told CNN Tuesday. They shared:
â€śWe have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace,â€ť
the regulator said in a statement.
It appears that Cayman has received a similar directive and has since issued it's own press statement:
Following the second catastrophic accident of a Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is today issuing a Safety Directive to all Air Transport Operators restricting operation of any Boeing 737 Max 8 or Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in the airspace of the Cayman Islands, effective 12 March 2019 at 5:00pm.
This Safety Directive will remain in place until further notice.
In the case of the UK's directive, a plane was mid-flight and had to return to its destination once the directive was issued.