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CAACI bans Boeing Max 8 planes over local airspace

Cayman’s Civil Aviation Authority bans the use of the Boeing Max 8 plane over local airspace.
On Tuesday (12 March) both the UK and European Aviation authorities took similar action.
The CAACI said it issued a safety directive to all air transport operators.
The directive restricts operation of any Boeing 737 Max 8 over the Cayman Islands.
The authority also restricts the use of the Boeing 737 Max 9 planes.
On Monday (11 March) Cayman Airways’s grounding its two Max 8 planes took effect.
All of this follows Sunday’s (10 March) fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.
It was the second deadly crash involving a Max 8 plane in six months.
The Authority’s directive kicked in at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will remain in place until further notice.
Also late a couple of hours ago, Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Hon. Moses Kirkconnell gave his support for both the Aviation Authority and Cayman Airways directives.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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