Tag: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Crash: Black Boxes Show Similarities to Lion Air

Reading Time: 1 minute The Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder,  the so-called “black boxes”, of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET-302 have been successfully read out. The links between Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes are emerging. Last week Ethiopian Airlines said that the “black boxes” were transported to Paris, France, for investigation. On Sunday Ethiopia announced that the data […]

Boeing 737 MAX: China Grounds MAX 8 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the fatal crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 on 10 March 2019, Civil Aviation Administration of China requested all its domestic carriers to suspend the operations of MAX 8 planes. According to the statement, domestic airlines of China are obliged to ground MAX 8 aircraft until 6 PM 11 March 2019. […]

CRASH: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 with 157 On Board

Reading Time: 4 minutes UPDATED 15:23 (UTC +2), 15 March 2019 According to the media reports, the captain of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 requested permission to return to Addis Ababa airport three minutes after take-off as it accelerated to abnormal speed. The aircraft was cleared for return. However, after clearance the plane climbed to an unusually high altitude and […]

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 Violates Air Space Regulations

Reading Time: 1 minute An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-200 freighter, performing flight from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Hong Kong (China) with 6 crew, violated air space regulations. Aircraft was enroute at FL410 near the equator crossing into Indonesian Airspace, about 1200nm south of the great circle route and the usual company route, when Indonesia dispatched fighter aircraft to intercept […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 Overruns Runway with 139 on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Entebbe (Uganda) with 139 people on board, overran runway on landing. Aircraft landed on Entebbe’s runway 17 (length 12,000 feet/3,658 meters) at 00:38L (21:38Z Jan 2nd) but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop about 125 meters/400 feet past the […]

Ethiopian Airlines Confirms it is Eying Stake in Eritrean Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute In a remarkable political turnaround since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in February after the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, a generation of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the long-running border war has come to an end. The result has seen the first commercial flight between the two countries for twenty years with […]

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX for Ethiopian Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Africa’s largest and fastest-growing airline expands Boeing fleet with new and improved 737 jet. Delivery is first of 30 MAX jets for Ethiopian and will be largest 737 MAX fleet in the Continent. The flag carrier of Ethiopia has long operated the efficient and reliable Boeing 737 airplane. With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able […]

Ethiopian Airlines Signs Purchase Agreement for 10 firm Q400 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has concluded a firm order for 10 new Q400 aircraft with Ethiopian Airlines. The order also includes purchase rights for five additional Q400 aircraft. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $332 million U.S. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to […]

Ethiopian Airlines to Take 45% Stake in Zambia Airways

Reading Time: 1 minute Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized a strategic partnership with the Zambian government on the re-launch of Zambia Airways, taking a 45% stake in the airline. On Jan. 16, Ethiopian announced it had finalized a shareholders’ agreement with the Zambian government, which will retain a controlling 55% shareholding. Lusaka-based Zambia Airways will become Ethiopian’s […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $1.5 Bln Trent XWB Order From Ethiopian Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce has won a major order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with TotalCare® service support, further increasing our order book for new engines. In addition, the order includes TotalCare for 14 of the aircraft already in service or on order. In total, the deal is valued […]