DUBAI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday placed an order for Boeing 737-8 MAX narrow-body jets, nearly five years after the fatal 2019 MAX aircraft crash that led to the grounding of the global fleet. In March 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX plane crashed shortly after take-off from Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. The accident followed a Lion Air 737 MAX crash in Indonesia's Java Sea five months earlier which killed all 189 people on board. Ethiopian Airlines announced the order on the second day of the week-long Dubai Airshow, where order announcements have been dominated by U.S. planemaker Boeing. Tasew said Ethiopian Airlines expects to exercise options to purchase another 21 of the narrow-body planes.
Source: Ethiopian News November 14, 2023 15:41 UTC