Boeing 737 Max can fly again after 189 deaths

Indonesia lifted the ban three years after the incident.

Indonesia has lifted a ban on Boeing 737 Max planes, more than three years after the crash of the Lion Air plane that killed all 189 people on board.

Ethiopian Airlines said on Monday it would resume such flights in February.

The Indonesian Ministry of Transport said the lifting of the ban will take effect immediately, after reviewing changes made by regulatory authorities to aircraft systems.

The department also announced that airlines will have to comply with airworthiness directives and have their planes inspected before they can use the 737 Max again, adding that government officials will also inspect the planes. BBC.

Currently, more than 180 countries allow the use of the 737 Max, and Australia, Japan, India, India, Malaysia and Singapore lifted the ban this year, followed by the United States and Europe.

On October 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, killing all 189 people on board.

Less than five months later, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 Max bound for Kenya, crashed six minutes after leaving the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.

“We took the time to examine the design modification work and a rigorous over 20-month overhaul process. Our pilots, engineers, aircraft technicians and cabin crew trust the safety of the fleet.” Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said.

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