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Old 17th Aug 2012, 23:26
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Angry BBC nonsense again

"Ethiopian Airlines generally has a good safety record" reports the BBC rep in Addis today upon delivery of the 787.....utter rubbish. Fatalities per passenger mile are high at this African carrier; but the BBC continues reporting unresearched nonsense, "generally" in favour of poorer and downtrodden countries.

An unbiased news organisation would be more honest if asking how this blighted and impoverished war-torn country comes to afford 787's? (Probably mis-directed US aid)
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Old 17th Aug 2012, 23:54
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Couldn't agree more. Ethiopian refused to accept the outcome of the report on their latest crash which killed all on board.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 05:48
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The statistics are skewed by the 767 hijack in 1996. Hardly Ethiopian's fault!

That aside, they have only had one major fatal crash, that obviously being the 737 in Jan 2010.

Statistics simply don't work at this level of event.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 08:00
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You sir, are inaccurate. ET has one of the best safety records for African airlines and some of the best in-house pilot training. The crash in the Comoros was one of the few "successful" water "landings" of a large aircraft and of itself had nothing to do with the aircraft.

Ethiopia currently has one of the highest economic growth rates on the continent.

It is all about resource allocation. If a poor countries government decides they want to have a good airline, they will. The Ethiopian government has done that from day 1.

Are you just coming on here to spout off on an African government or contributing something?
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 14:44
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787 would actually be a great diversion of US Aid - both sensible investment for Ethiopian and money gets back to USA Much better than the usual burning of aid money into posh villas and fancy cars for corrupt politicians.

The ET 737 crash and the response from ET have indeed been appalling. Instead of coming clean and saying "sorry, we messed up, this what we have done to ensure similar crash will never happen again" they went on to deny the report and ANY wrongdoing from the fateful ET pilots or Ethiopian training organisation.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 11:34
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ET sets up MRO facility

Hardly the movements of an airline with general safety issues. You guys need to do your homework. Ethiopian Has Grand Plan To Expand Maintenance Operation
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 15:22
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Typical case of criticising an institution you know little or nothing about, wait till you hear them say you don't take criticism well.

It is true ET's denial and refusal to accept responsibility of the 738 accident was and still is in bad taste, but the fact is they are one of the safest operations around.

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Old 26th Aug 2012, 10:20
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If you comb any used carpet with a toothbrush, you're sure uncover some dirt underneath. Given the circumstancial obstacles African carriers have to contend with, Ethiopian deserves to be commended for its present performance. No one is implying that it is a perfect Organisation. Most of the currently rated safest legacy carriers that have been in existence for over 40 years have experienced fatal accidents and hull loses. Every accident, though undesirable should be a learning experience to improve current levels safety by increased vigilance and resilient engineering.

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Old 4th Sep 2012, 12:49
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Good article on ET

Ethiopian Airlines: Ethiopian dares to Dream | The Economist
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 10:11
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That is only one part they have to learn to bark with the big Dog´s. Real Customer care and not behaive like post communists in similar positions.

See the potential and make the best off it, mostly personal issues are the friction in the process. Piride and arrogance are close to each other, everywhere, ET = no exception.
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