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Ethiopian confident of resuming B737 MAX Fleet to service

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Addis ZeybeDecember 27, 2021
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Ethiopian confident of resuming B737 MAX Fleet to service

Ethiopian Airlines is in the final stage to return the B737 MAX plane to service with the first flight expected on Feb 01, 2022. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said that the Airline has taken enough time to monitor the design modification work and the more than 20 months of rigorous recertification process and it has ensured that its pilots, engineers, aircraft technicians, and cabin crew are confident in the safety of the fleet. 

He added that the airline is in line with its initially stated commitment to become among the last airlines to return the B737 MAX.

Boeing 737 Max planes were grounded for two years after the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed in March 2019, six months after the crash of the Lion Air plane in Indonesia. In January 202, Boeing reached an agreement to pay a $2.5 billion settlement over both the Ethiopian Airlines and the Lion Air 737 MAX crashes after admitting liability. 

The airline is returning the B737 MAX to service not only after the recertification by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), EASA of Europe, Transport Canada, CAAC, ECAA, and other regulatory bodies but also after the return to service by more than 34 airlines around the world, According to Tewolde.

“Safety is our topmost priority at Ethiopian Airlines and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take. The airplane model has accumulated more than 275,000 commercial flights since the resumption of B737 MAX operation a year ago.”

The airplane model has accumulated more than 275,000 commercial flights since the resumption of the B737 MAX operation a year ago and Ethiopian Airlines will update the traveling public on further details and progress in the next month. 

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