Ethiopian Conducts Successful Boeing 737 MAX Test Flight

Jan 29 , 2022

Ethiopian Airlines has successfully conducted a test flight using the Boeing 737 MAX, nearly three years after the aircraft was grounded following a crash that took the lives of 149 passengers and eight crew members. The test flight departed Addis Abeba Bole International Airport around midday on January 28, 2022, and arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, shortly afterwards. The national carrier has five 737 MAX 8 aircraft stored in its hangars in Addis Abeba. Ethiopian plans to fly the Boeing 737 MAX to eight new routes once the aircraft resumes services next month. The new destinations include Athens, Moscow and Istanbul.


Ethiopian Seafarers Contribute $50m Annually in Remittances

Ethiopian Maritime Authority disclosed 50 million dollars in annual remittances from seafarers deployed internationally. Abdulber Shemsu, the director general of the Authority, said Ethiopia's membership in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), establishes global standards and guidelines for safe, secure, and environmentally sustainable shipping practices. With 176 member countries and three associate member countries, including Ethiopia, the IMO provides a framework for ensuring...


AfDB Launches $1.5m Initiative to Propel Agro-Industrial Parks

A 1.5 million dollar initiative for the development of three Agro-industrial parks was commenced last week. Financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project includes feasibility studies, a master plan, and an environmental and social impact assessment. The Phase Two project, which includes capacity building for stakeholders, was initiated last week with an agreement between Semereta Sewasew, state minister for Finance and Gunther Beger, managing director of UNIDO. Semereta said...


Cabinet Approves Public Service Legislation

Council of Ministers has unanimously approved the legislation that aims to raise the competency and professionalism of public service in the country. The Federal Civil Servants Proclamation is pending ratification from Parliament. The decision was made during the 30th meeting of the Cabinet last week, which follows the ratification of the public service and administrative policy. Currently, the 176 federal agencies within 22 ministries, collectively employ around two million people. The polic...