Africa’s largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines has urged all stakeholders in the global aviation industry to refrain from making comments on the ill-fated ET 302 crash close to Addis Ababa.
The airline in a statement said the pilots in the plane crash that killed 157 passengers on board on March 10, completed the Boeing recommended and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), approved differences training from the B-737 NG aircraft to the B-737 MAX aircraft before the phase in of the B-737-8 MAX fleet to the Ethiopian operation and before they start flying the B-737-8MAX.
It said the pilots are also made aware and well briefed on the Emergency Airworthiness Directive issued by the FAA following the Lion Air Accident.
The airlines added that the content of the airworthiness directive has also been well incorporated in all pilot training manuals, operational procedures and working manuals.
Ethiopian Airlines stated that the B-737-MAX full flight simulator is not designed to simulate the MCAS system problems.
“We urge all concerned to refrain from making such uninformed, incorrect, irresponsible and misleading statements during the period of the accident investigation. International regulations require all stakeholders to wait patiently for the result of the investigation.”