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It hits the largest Airline in Africa

the crash of The Boeing 737 Max 8 of Ethiopian Airlines, a company that sets everything off in the first League of the air travel companies of the future. The company is part of the Star Alliance and enjoys among experts and also among the passengers a good reputation, some of the Newspapers had the headlines already: "the pearl of The African air travel ."

Skytrax, a British consulting company, has specialized in the valuation of airports and airlines, graded Ethiopian with four stars. However, this Rating is more organizational and Comfort aspects.

Amazing profits in a highly competitive

a Little more subdued, Jan-Arwed Richter evaluated the flight line. Judge, the founder of the Hamburg aircraft accident office Jacdec, says that Ethiopian Airlines had slipped due to the recent crash in the four-tier Rating of the office from B to C. In the past 30 years, there have been at least seven total losses of the machine, as well as more than 20 serious incidents.

One of the worst disasters took place in 2010, when a Boeing 737-800 crashed. As it is now in Ethiopia the accident took place shortly after the Start: The machine was withdrawn at half past three o'clock at night in stormy weather at the Beirut airport in the direction of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. A few minutes later, you crashed burning into the sea. 90 people died. An airport spokesman called first lightning strike as a possible cause. In the later-described final report it was stated, however, that the pilot had probably made a fatal error, and in the difficult weather lost relationships between the spatial orientation.

Ethiopian is with 11 million passengers and 14'000 employees, is the largest airline in Africa, and it is profitable.

In November 1996, a Boeing 767-260 of the airline crashed, however, without fault on the part of the company. On the road from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, the machine was kidnapped – after a long Irrflug ran out of fuel. In case of emergency landing on the water near the Comoros Islands, the machine broke apart. Of the 175 people aboard survived 50. Eight years earlier, in September 1988, died in a crash of a Boeing 737-260 of the company to 35 people.

Ethiopian is to interact with eleven million passengers and just under 14'000 employees, is not only the largest airline in Africa, she also works profitably. In August 2018, the company's CEO Tewolde placed Mariam reported that the airline had made in fiscal year 2017, an income of the equivalent of $ 245 million. And the strong growth, with revenue from continuing operations had risen in the same period by more than 43 percent. This is to some extent surprising, since the competition of established foreign companies.

pictures: Serious plane crash in Ethiopia

The solid business numbers enable Ethopian Airlines, lot of to buy new machines. Alone in the last financial year, 14 aircraft were added. Overall, Ethiopian has 108 aircraft, of which 100 passenger aircraft, the average age of the Ethiopian fleet is 5.6 years. For comparison: Lufthansa planes are, on average, 11.8 years old.

However, this value says a lot about the security, but rather something about the pace of growth of a line. Because well-maintained aircraft can fly for decades. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 12.03.2019, 14:22 PM

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