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Fiji Airways Stresses Their Flight Safety

Fiji Airways, which received two of the five Boeing 737 MAX 8 last year, is reassuring the public that the airline and passengers’ safety are of the utmost importance.
12 Mar 2019 10:10
Fiji Airways Stresses Their Flight Safety
A Fiji Airways Boeing 737 plane.

Following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 bound for Nairobi, Fiji Airways will continue to ensure the maintenance and training programmes of pilots and engineers meet the highest safety standards.

The crash happened on Sunday, minutes after take-off killing all 157 people on board. It was the second crash of the 737 MAX 8, the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse narrow body jet that first entered service in 2017.

Fiji Airways, which received two of the five Boeing 737 MAX 8 last year, is reassuring the public that the airline and passengers’ safety are of the utmost importance.

Fiji Airways General Manager Corporate Communications Shane Hussein said they were saddened to hear of the tragic crash and are following the situation closely.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to everyone affected and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time,” Mr Hussein said.

“Fiji Airways followed a comprehensive induction process for our new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and we have full confidence in the airworthiness of our fleet. We continue to ensure that our maintenance and training programme for pilots and engineers meet the highest safety standards.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is and always will be, our number one priority.”

According to Reuters, China’s aviation regulator yesterday ordered Chinese airlines to suspend their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations by 6pm following the deadly crash.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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