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Ethiopian reinforces trust in Boeing, orders for new aircraft weeks after crash

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The Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde  GebreMariam, says the airline still believes in aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, despite the recent crash of one of its B737 Max, killing 157 passengers and crew on board.

GebreMariam stated on Monday that both companies had been partners for many years and more than two-thirds of the aircraft in its fleet were made by Boeing.

He said, “Let me be clear; Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing. They have been a partner of ours for many years. More than two-thirds of our fleet are Boeing. We were the first African airline to fly the 767, 757, 777-200LR, and we were the second nation in the world after Japan to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner.

“Less than a month ago, we took delivery of yet another two new 737 cargo planes, a different version from the one that crashed. The plane that crashed was less than five months old. Despite the tragedy, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines will continue to be linked well into the future.”