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Michael Jonga
Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines adapt fleets for cargo use

Following a recent statement made by IATA officials at a press briefing, the African aviation industry is said to experience a 51% reduction in traffic for 2020 which is set to possibly incur a $6 bil...


Clement Charpentreau
Ethiopian 737 MAX crash interim report questions Boeing training

In its second interim report published on March 9, 2020, a year after the disaster, Ethiopian investigators reinstated that it was the faulty MCAS design that caused the crash of flight ET302. They also qualified the training provided by Boeing as "inadequate"....


Clement Charpentreau
Blade debris puncture Ethiopian Dash 8 cabin in runway excursion

An Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8 suffered a runway excursion while departing from the Juba International Airport. The aircraft was heavily damaged, but none of the 21 occupants were injured....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Boeing CEO names mistake with 737 MAX, denies coziness with FAA

Exactly one year after Lion Air flight 610 crash, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg stood before the U.S. Senate Committee to address aviation safety, MAX development and certification process and Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “cozy relationship” topics. Among them, Muilenburg spoke about the “mistakes made” with the 737 MAX aircraft and revealed for how long he knew about messages exchange betwee...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 catches fire; lands safely in Dakar

An Ethiopian Airlines 767-300ER was forced to declare emergency in Senegal, after its engines caught fire on departure from Dakar:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ethiopian Airlines reports profitable FY2019 amidst difficulties

Amidst a "severe shortage of aircraft", due to the 737 MAX groundings and Dreamliner Rolls-Royce engine issues, Ethiopian Airlines has announced a positive result in FY2019:...


AeroTime Team
Boeing’s Ethiopian, Lion Air crash victims fund starts operations

Boeing’s fund for Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes relief has started operations, the U.S. planemaker announced on September 23, 2019. The fund is to provide $50 million, half of Boeing’s initial $100 million pledge, for the victims' families in “immediate financial assistance”. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing 737 MAX crisis: Burned bridges (Part III)

As the Boeing 737 MAX groundings are set to continue, Boeing has burned many bridges with the crews, airlines and passengers. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing 737 MAX crisis: Ethiopian Airlines Crash (Part II)

It seemed like the Lion Air accident was a one-off occasion. As the skies in Renton cleared, tragedy struck once more and another Boeing 737 MAX crashed. This time in Ethiopia....


AeroTime Team
Boeing allocates first batch of funds for 737 MAX crash families

Boeing is to allocate half of the previously announced $100 million fund for “near term assistance” of families of Lion Air JT610 and Ethiopian Airlines ET302 victims. The U.S. plane maker made the announcement on July 17, 2019 ‒ the same day that family members gave testimony at U.S. Congressional hearing, expressing their doubts about Boeing’s sincerity.   ...