Ethiopian Airlines’ 737 MAX returns with Government Officials, Boeing and Airline’s Executives Onboard

posted on 1st February 2022 by Eddie Saunders

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest and the leading Aviation Group, has returned its B737 MAX back to the skies today with the airline’s Board Chairman and Executives, Boeing Executives, Ministers, Ambassadors, government officials, journalists and customers onboard the first flight.

Commenting on the return of the B737 MAX to service, Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde Gebre Mariam said: “Safety is the top most priority at Ethiopian Airlines and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take.

“It is in line with this guiding principle that we are now 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 fleet type’s return to service by 36 airlines around the world.

“In line with our initially stated commitment to become among the last airlines to return the B737 MAX, we have taken enough time to monitor the design modification work and the more than 20 months of rigorous recertification process and we have ensured that our pilots, engineers, aircraft technicians and cabin crew are confident on the safety of the fleet.

“The airline’s confidence is further showcased by flying the top executives and the board chairman and other top government officials on the first flight.”