Ethiopia's ruling party to choose new leader

Hailemariam Desalegn’s snap resignation as prime minister last month set off a dramatic chain of events in a country that has seen mass protests for several years, putting pressure on the coalition’s 27-year-long grip on power. Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is due to meet on Tuesday to elect a new prime minister. Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last month, saying the move was […]

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Flydubai says Boeing 737 MAX remains integral to future strategy

DUBAI (Reuters) – Middle Eastern carrier flydubai said on Thursday the Boeing 737 MAX, grounded after two fatal crashes in five months, remained integral to its future strategy. State-owned flydubai is one of the biggest customers of the MAX aircraft, having ordered 250 of the new model narrowbody jets since 2013. It currently operates 13 MAX 8 and MAX 9s. […]

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Tunisia bars Boeing 737 max jets from its airspace

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia has barred the passage, takeoff and landing of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on its territory, the transport ministry said on Thursday. No Tunisian airlines, including the state-owned carrier Tunisair, have any Boeing 737 MAX jets in their fleets, it said in a statement, adding that the decision was precautionary. Source: Read Full Article

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France receives Ethiopia crash black boxes, families mourn

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry. Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from 35 nations in the second such calamity […]

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Canada grounds Boeing 737 MAX jets following Ethiopia crash

GORA-BOKKA, Ethiopia/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada became the latest country to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX jets on Wednesday following an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, saying satellite data suggested similarities to a previous crash involving the same plane model. Countries around the world – with the notable exception of the United States – have grounded the 737 MAX jets […]

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Boeing Co should ground 737 MAX 8 jets: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Boeing Co should ground all of its 737 MAX 8 jets until it is established that they are safe to fly, the chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines told the BBC on Wednesday. Tewolde Gebremariam spoke in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa following the crash of his airline’s 737 MAX 8 on Sunday, killing all 157 people onboard. Source: […]

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Fiji suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji on Wednesday temporarily grounded the carrier’s two Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The plane tracking website Flightradar24 says the aircraft are the 737 MAX 8 model. The airline and the authority said in a joint statement that […]

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Romney, Warren urge FAA to temporarily ground Boeing 737 MAX 8

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators Mitt Romney and Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to follow several other countries and temporarily ground Boeing Co’s 737 MAX 8, days after a crash in Ethiopia killed everyone onboard one of the planes. “Out of an abundance of caution for the flying public, the (FAA) should ground the 737 […]

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Global Boeing fears grow, families await Ethiopia crash remains

ADDIS ABABA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore and Australia became the latest nations to suspend Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Tuesday, while identification of the Ethiopian Airlines crash’s 157 victims dragged and black box recorders were yet to yield the cause. Sunday’s disaster – following another fatal crash of a 737 MAX jet in Indonesia five months ago – has caused alarm […]

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