Commenting on the decision today (12 March) to ban the Boeing 737 Max aeroplane from flying in UK airspace Unite national officer for civil aviation Oliver Richardson said: “This is a sensible precautionary measure and it is absolutely correct that the CAA has taken this decision as safety must always be absolutely paramount.

“Unite is closely monitoring the situation and consulting with its reps.

“Unite will also be closely liaising with the companies involved in order to ensure that all appropriate measures such as training are in place before the affected planes return to service.”


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.


  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.