With regards to the flight crew on board the Ethiopian flight, I have read many times that the young F/O with only 200 hrs wouldn't have been allowed to transport passengers if he were a pilot in the USA. Like in this article:
In the Ethiopian Airlines crash this week, one of the pilots had just 200 hours of flight time, less than a seventh of the time the F.A.A. generally requires to fly a passenger plane.
I don't know about FAA regulations, but cadets that come out of MPL or Integrated ATPL route have around 250 hrs and hold an ATPL frozen that allows them to be a co-pilot of a jet with hundreds of pax. Even stranger for pilots with an MPL who are not allowed to fly in single pilot planes until 1500 hrs.
Are Ethiopian requirements really so different compared to western countries (North America, Europe, Australia, NZ)?
On Mar 18th 2019 the airline clarified, the first officer had accumulated a total of 350 flight hours