Ethiopian Airlines CEO express support for Boeing after fatal crash


Kwao Saa

Ethiopia Airlines has announced that it still believes in Boeing in the wake of the Boeing 737 MAX plane crash which claimed 157 lives.

The Ethiopian Airlines flight, which was heading to Kenya’s capital Addis Ababa, reportedly went down due to a technical fault. Boeing has said it stands by its planes despite renewed worries about their safety.

This is the second fatal crash involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet in lees than a year. In October 2018, a Boeing 737 plane crashed in Indonesia.

Investigators looking at the black box of the Ethiopian Airlines flight have said there are similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the one in Indonesia.

Despite these developments, Ethiopian Airlines has said it supports Boeing. The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Towolde GebreMariam announced this Monday that the company still believes in Boeing.

“Let me be clear: Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing. They have been a partner of ours for many years.” Towolde said in a statement. “We will work with investigators in Ethiopia, in the US and elsewhere to figure out what went wrong.”