Statement by Ethiopian Airlines on the preliminary report of the accident in ET 302

Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group, the largest and most successful aviation group in Africa profitable and fastest growing in Africa, recognizes the work carried out in the preliminary report of the accident of flight ET 302, which took place on March 10, 2019 and appreciates the hard work of the research team.

The preliminary report clearly shows that the Ethiopian Airlines pilots who commanded flight ET 302 on March 10 followed the emergency procedures recommended by Boeing and approved by the FAA to handle the critical emergency situation that took place on the plane. Unfortunately, despite their efforts and full compliance with the emergency procedures, they could not rectify the inclination of the aircraft nose. We will continue to offer our full cooperation with the research team, which goes ahead to offer a more detailed analysis.

The group’s president, Tewolde GebreMariam, points out that “all of us who work at Ethiopian Airlines continue to mourn the loss of our loved ones; In this regard, we would like to express our deepest condolences and condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims. Meanwhile, we are very proud of our pilots, who have complied with and comply with emergency procedures and who perform their role with the highest standards of professionalism, even in adverse situations. ” GebreMariam is also proud of the Global Standard Pilot Training Center and the Ethiopian Aviation Academy, one of the largest and most modern in the world, equipped with the most advanced and advanced training technology. ”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers, travelers, media and global aviation professionals for the great vote of confidence and the strong support they have given us since the day. in which this tragic accident took place, “says GebreMariam. “We will double our efforts every day to strengthen their confidence and credibility: their safety will continue to be our top priority and we will continue to work together with our partners around the world to make air travel safer and more comfortable,” said the CEO. of the airline.

“We also express our deep gratitude to the 16,000 professionals and colleagues of Ethiopian Airlines, for their spirit of excellence, for their high professional standards, and for their continued commitment to operational excellence and customer service, awarded worldwide; elements that have allowed us to continue with operations without disruptions in the service, delays or cancellations, “concludes GebreMariam.