The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has suspended the Boeing 737 MAX from flying into or over its airspace “to ensure the safety of passengers”.
It joins the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in banning the plane.
It comes after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people on board. It was the second fatal accident involving the 737 Max 8 model in less than five months.
US officials say the aircraft are still safe to fly.