Ethiopia

Dozens killed in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia: regional official

Communal clashes, typically sparked by disputes over land, are common in Ethiopia. A fast-growing population of 105 million has added to pressures on farming in a country of sharp ethnic divisions.

published on : 3rd May 2019

Former Ethiopian president Negasso Gidada dead at 75

Negasso, who was 75, was president between 1995 and 2001 and was the first head of state after Ethiopia adopted a new constitution

published on : 28th April 2019

Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix

All 737 MAX aircraft have been banned from the world's skies since days after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10.

published on : 18th April 2019

Donald Trump asks Boeing to overhaul and fix 737 Max plane glitches

Jet Airways has not been affected as its five 737 Max 8 aircraft have already been grounded - even before the grounding decision of the government -- due to non-payment of dues to lessors.

published on : 15th April 2019

Ethiopian Airlines CEO 'proud' of crashed pilots' efforts to save flight

The head of Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday he was proud of the efforts of the pilots in trying to stop their jet from crashing, as he repeated condolences to the families of the 157 people who died.

published on : 4th April 2019

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash: WSJ

The airliner went down soon after taking off on March 10, killing 157 people in the second deadly crash of a 737 MAX aircraft in less than five months, forcing a worldwide grounding of the model.

published on : 3rd April 2019

Ethiopian Airlines crash report due Monday: Foreign Ministry

No details were provided about exactly when the report would be released, or what it might contain.

published on : 1st April 2019

Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiophia crash: Report

The findings were based on flight recorder data and represented the strongest indication yet that the system, known as MCAS, malfunctioned in both the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash.

published on : 29th March 2019

Boeing holds test flights for 737 MAX fix: Sources

Boeing has flown test flights of its 737 MAX to evaluate a fix for the system targeted as a potential cause of the crashes, two sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

published on : 27th March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines says pilots got appropriate training

Ethiopian Airlines is widely seen as Africa's best-managed airline. It had been using five of the Max planes and was awaiting delivery of 25 more.

published on : 25th March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines 'believes in' Boeing despite crash: CEO 

Flight ET 302 crashed on March 10 just minutes into its flight to Nairobi.

published on : 25th March 2019

Fix to Boeing 737 MAX 8 anti-stall software is ready: Sources

The accidents on Lion Air in Indonesia and Ethiopian Airlines, which killed 346 people between them, have raised major concerns about the safety certification of the 737 MAX 8 model.

published on : 24th March 2019

Working with all airlines to provide sufficient capacity, says civil aviation ministry

The grounding of aircraft by crisis-hit Jet Airways, grounding of Boeing MAX 737 planes by SpiceJet and curtailed schedule of IndiGo, among other factors, have impacted flight schedules.

published on : 21st March 2019

US transport watchdog to audit Boeing 737 certification

Chao's request comes amid reports US authorities have also launched a criminal probe into the certification of the top-selling jet, which has been grounded around the world.

published on : 20th March 2019

Boeing finalising anti-stall update on its 737 Max 8 after Ethiopia crash

Industry sources caution that the MCAS upgrade does not point to a cause of the Ethiopian crash, something Muilenburg's statement also indicated.

published on : 18th March 2019
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