Ethiopian establishes a Boeing 767 passenger to freighter conversion site at its Addis Ababa MRO Center

Ethiopian Airlines has made this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the leading aviation group in Africa, establishes a global standard cargo Conversion program to convert the Boeing 767-300 ER to dedicated freighter services in partnership agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

The new passenger-to-freighter conversion center, which will operate from the Ethiopian MRO center in Addis Ababa, will provide solutions for the rising demand for cargo aircraft of Boeing 767 models. The conversion line in Ethiopia will join existing conversion sites IAI operates at its campus in Ben Gurion International Airport and in Mexico.

Ethiopian MRO, with its internal capacity, temporarily converted 25 of its passenger aircraft to freighter to boost its cargo capacity as demand to transport emergency medical supplies soared