Ethiopian to Reintroduce Boeing 737 MAX

Jan 1 , 2022

The executives of Ethiopian Airlines have announced plans to reinstate Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the national carrier's fleet for the first time since the crash in March 2019 that took the lives of 149 passengers and eight crew members. The crash occurred less than six months after the crash of a 737 MAX aircraft belonging to the Indonesian Lion Air, which resulted in 189 casualties. Boeing reached an agreement with the families of the victims of the Ethiopian crash last month, pledging 237 million dollars in settlement. The manufacturer accepted liability for their deaths, according to court documents in Chicago. In return, the families of the victims will not seek punitive damages from the company. Ethiopian has scheduled the first 737 MAX flight for early February 2022.



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