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Ivanka Trump honors Ethiopian Airlines crash victims in Addis Ababa

Ivanka Trump honors the Ethiopian Airlines crash victims.
Ivanka Trump honors Ethiopian Airlines crash victims, April 15. Photo: Ivanka Trump/Twitter

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump honored victims of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash during a visit to Addis Ababa Monday.

Details: President Trump's eldest daughter laid a wreath during a visit to Holy Trinity Cathedral in memory of the 157 people killed in the Boeing 737 Max jet that crashed soon after takeoff in March. She's in Ethiopia to promote the Trump administration's Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which aims to advance women’s economic empowerment globally.

Nations and air regulators join FAA's Boeing 737 MAX safety review panel

Front end of the 737 max 8 plane
Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

China, the European Aviation Safety Agency, Ethiopia, and several other regulators and countries have joined the Federal Aviation Administration's international team to review the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Per Axios' Andrew Freedman: The participation of international aviation authorities in part indicates some skepticism regarding the FAA's certification process, which is under investigation in the wake of the two 737 MAX crashes. By working with the FAA, international regulators may be betting that they will have access to more information to determine aircraft safety on their own, rather than merely trusting the FAA's safety review.

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