UK gives go-ahead for 737 Max to return to skies

The UK has lifted its ban on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft due to “significant changes” following two deadly crashes, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced.

Modifications to the design of the planes, the way they are flown and pilot training mean they can safely return to the skies, according to the regulator.

This follows similar decisions in the US, Canada and by Europe’s aviation body.

A total of 346 passengers and crew died when 737 Max aircraft operated by Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashed in October 2018 and March 2019 respectively.

The second crash led to the planes being grounded around the world.