Following the unscheduled depressurisation of an Alaskan Airlines flight in the US, followed by a chunk of the fuselage falling away after landing, the Federal Aviation Authority has grounded all affected aircraft in the US for inspections. The European regulator, EASA, has followed suit, advising affected operators to check the aircraft for similar problems.
The UK Government has dismissed the need to do the checks. 'This is the Brexit bonus we've been talking about. While European passengers are hanging around waiting for lazy European engineers to do their checks, UK passengers don't have to. They can fly anytime they feel like it, without being dictated to by some anonymous EU organisation,' a government spokesman said.