Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Pilots Initially Followed Correct Steps Before Plane Crash

The pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed shortly after takeoff appear to have initially followed proper procedures.  They disabled power to electric motors that control the MCAS system.  The MCAS system is believed to be a contributing factor to both this crash and the crash of Lion Air Flight 610.  Both flights were operated by the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.  The MCAS system automatically pushes the nose of the plane down to prevent stalls. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the pilots diverted from the prescribed […]

Wonder Why Everyone But The United States Is Banning The Boeing 737 MAX 8?

Plenty of conflicting opinions on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and why virtually everyone in the world has grounded the plane. Why hasn’t the FAA made a move to ground the 737 MAX 8 or ban it from US airspace while other countries have? Is everyone looking at the same data? Are some countries overreacting or is the FAA not going far enough?

Arrogance in the Air Leads to Jail on the Ground

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Travel takes many shapes and size. While I have my small share of exotic trips along with some of my fellow traveling crazies, the majority are simple point A to point B. They don’t require leaving the country and certainly don’t involve passengers trying to open an emergency exit on their own.

More Discounts To Europe, Up To 6,000 Miles For A Hotel Booking and New Southwest Routes To Cool Places. The Best Of The Rest For Friday, May 22, 2015

More discounted fares to Europe, big hotel booking bonuses from Kaligo and a whole bunch of new Southwest routes to cool places.

Ethiopian Airlines Publicly Announces 787 Fire is Not Flight Safety Related

A bit of an odd announcement today, with Ethiopian saying that the accident had nothing to do with flight safety. The fire on an unoccupied Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday was “not related to flight safety,” the carrier said Saturday. In an emailed statement Saturday in response to questions from The Wall Street Journal, Ethiopian Airlines also said it hasn’t grounded its three otherBoeing Co. BA -4.69% Dreamliners following the incident. The article goes on to say that an unnamed source is indicating a rear galley is the primary […]

Another Boeing 787 Fire, This Time In London

Not a lot of information out there right now, but there’s a reported fire on an empty Ethiopian Airlines 787 parked at Heathrow. Ethiopian flies the 787 from Addis Ababa, Bole (ADD) to LHR.  If the plane was empty as reported my guess is that it’s been on the ground for quite some time, since the flights I see on the schedule generally arrive in London at around 9:00 am local time and it’s now 6pm BST.  Oddly, ITA doesn’t appear to list a direct flight ADD-LHR, so I’m not […]