IAA must act immediately and ban Boeing 737 Max 8 from Irish Airspace

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD has said that the Irish Aviation Authority must immediately suspend Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from use of Irish Airspace and withdraw the certificate of air worthiness from all Irish registered Boeing 737 Max 8 until such a time as their safety is clarified.


Deputy Troy was commenting as the UK Aviation Authority banned the Boeing 737 Max 8 from arriving, departing or flying over UK airspace and explained, “The Irish Government and the IAA need to address the safety concerns with respect to Irish Airspace and must immediately ground these aircraft.


 “This is the second deadly incident involving this model of jet in less than five months. Passengers are understandably frightened and aviation experts are trying to ascertain how this has happened. It is quite a common aircraft and has carried thousands of Irish passengers in recent times.


“Minister Ross has been notably absent on the matter, when in reality he should be front and centre in trying to assuage the fears of worried passengers, pilots and flight attendants”, concluded Deputy Troy.