No aircraft with Boeing 777 PW4000 engines operating in UAE airspace – GCAA
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No aircraft with Boeing 777 PW4000 engines operating in UAE airspace – GCAA

No aircraft with Boeing 777 PW4000 engines operating in UAE airspace – GCAA

The aviation regulator added that the country does not have any UAE registered aircraft operating with the PW4000 engines

Boeing 777 P4000

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said on Wednesday that it is closely working with the US Federal Aviation Administration and monitoring the current situation for any updates on the Boeing 777 aircraft fitted with PW4000 engines.

In a statement on Wednesday, the GCAA said, “Currently the UAE does not have any UAE registered aircraft operating with PW4000 engines. And, there are no foreign aircraft fitted with the mentioned engine operating to UAE airports and airspace.”

“There are no need of any additional measures to be taken from the UAE at this stage. We are continually monitoring the situation and if there are any further developments and intervention is required, it will be taken,” it added.

On Saturday, an explosive engine failure on a United Airlines flight 328 showered debris over a Denver suburb, spurring US regulators to order emergency inspections of engine fan blades.

Many airlines around the world have imposed a ban on operating Boeing 777s fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 engines after the engine incident.

Read: Engine explosion spurs Boeing 777 groundings in US, Japan

It was only earlier this month, that the UAE’s GCAA cleared Boeing’s 737 Max jet to fly again in its airspace.

Read: UAE aviation regulator clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

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