Ethiopian Airlines denies allegations by the Washington Post and NYTimes Communications and other Euro-American publications as baseless and factually incorrect. The publications claim that Ethiopian Airlines had a Max 8 Simulator but the Pilot had not received training in it.
In a statement European Airlines said these are false allegations without evidence from reliable sources.
“The airline has seven full flight simulators (Q-400,B-737 MAX,B-787,B-77 and A 350) to train its pilots and other airlines pilots. It has one of the largest and most modern Aviation Academy with training devices and technologies among the very few in the world. The Airline has invested more than half a Billion dollars in infrastructure only in the last 5 years which is not common in a typical global airline,”
“Ethiopian Airlines operates with one of the highest global standards of quality and safety performances certified by all national, regional and international regulators like the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the FAA,EASA,IOSA and ICAO and other national regulatory authorities ,”
“The pilots are also made aware and well briefed on the Emergency Airworthiness Directive issued by the FAA following the Lion Air Accident,”
Ethiopian airlines also said it is one of the leading global airlines with modern fleet, high standards of infrastructure highly automated with the latest ICT and one of the most modern operating systems.
Ethiopian airlines has demanded that the publications retract the allegations apologise and state correct facts.
It also is urging all the concerned to refrain from making such uninformed, incorrect, irresponsible and misleading statements during this period of investigation.