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Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines announce an order for four 777F freighters

Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F6N ET-APS (msn 41846) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909328.

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have announced an order for four Boeing 777F freighters – the world’s largest and longest-range twin-engine cargo jet – in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices.

The deal includes a new order for two freighters. It also includes two freighters the airline announced as a commitment in June that finalized into a firm order and posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website this month.

The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger jet and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

This order pushes 777 net orders this year to 57 – 37 of them for the current-generation 777 airplane – providing further support to a smooth production transition to the new 777X.

Ethiopian Cargo is the largest network cargo operator in Africa with six 777 and two 757 Freighters serving 39 cargo destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Ethiopian Cargo opened a state-of-the-art cargo terminal in June 2017 that gives the carrier an annual capacity of one million tons.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F6N ET-APS (msn 41846) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909328.

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Ethiopian to fly to Buenos Aires

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909323.

Ethiopian Airlines has announced it has finalized preparations to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, as of March 8, 2018.

Buenos Aires is the world’s capital of Tango, home of centurion old buildings and a vibrant cultural scene. Argentina is one of the largest economies in Latin America and Buenos Aires is the 2nd largest city in South America with a population of over 13 million.

Flight

Days

Origin

Departure

Destination

Arrival

Fleet

ET 0506

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun

Addis Ababa

09:30

São Paulo

17:10

787

São Paulo

18:10

Buenos Aires

19:40

787

ET 0507

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun

Buenos Aires

23:00

São Paulo

02:30

787

São Paulo

03:30

Addis Ababa

20:30

787

 

Buenos Aires will become Ethiopian 6th destination in the Americas. Ethiopian has service to Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOR (msn 34746) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 909323.

 

Ethiopian first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touches down at Delhi

Ethiopian Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, that joined the airline’s youngest and most modern operating fleet on October 27, 2017, made its inaugural flight to India’s capital and metropolitan city of Delhi.

Top Photo: Africa’s first Ethiopian B787-9 at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (Ethiopian Airlines).

Ethiopian presence in India dates back to the 1970’s and currently operates 29 weekly scheduled passenger and cargo flights to India’s major cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad.

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 27, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has issued this statement:

Leading the way once again, Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline group in Africa, will become the first in the continent to receive and operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 27, 2017.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the technologically advanced, ultra-comfortable, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly 787 family that Ethiopian will be receiving. Ethiopian was the first in the world outside Japan to receive and operate the 787-8 back in August 2012.

Both the 787-8 and 787-9 offer superior and unmatched on-board comfort thanks to their unique features such as the biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling, less noise, distinctive lighting, higher air humidity as well as 20 percent less fuel. The 787-9 is 20 feet or 6 meters longer than the 787-8 and has more passenger capacity with 315 seats and more cargo space.

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “Continuing our legacy of pioneering aviation technology in Africa, we are proud to celebrate yet another first with the introduction of the cutting-edge 787-9 into our young and fast growing fleet. Today, the 787 is our core fleet with 20 aircraft in service. Our investment in latest technology aircraft such as the 787 and A350, which makes us among the very few airlines in the world to simultaneously operate these two most cutting edge airplanes, is part and parcel of our Vision 2025 strategy and our commitment to our esteemed customers to offer the ultimate on-board comfort. We will continue to invest in latest technology aircraft with the view to avail to our customers the best possible travel experience. We invite the travelling public to join us in one of our flights to enjoy the new level of comfort of the B-787-9.”

Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to more than 100 international destinations in five continents using 93 most modern and youngest fleet, 20 of which are Boeing 787 Dreamliner, deployed on its long haul routes. It was back in 2012 that Ethiopian took delivery of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalledin efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

Boeing issued this statement:

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787-9. Ethiopian is leasing the Dreamliner through an agreement with AerCap.

Ethiopian’s newest 787 touched down in Addis Ababa following a nonstop 8,354 mile (13,444 km) delivery flight from Boeing’s Everett, Wash., facility. Ethiopian becomes the first carrier in Africa to operate the 787-9 and extends a tradition of setting aviation milestones. Ethiopian became Africa’s first carrier to fly the 787-8 in 2012, and similarly introduced the 777-200LR (Longer Range), 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777 Freighter.

Ethiopian Airlines conducted its 32nd Humanitarian Delivery Flight as part of the 787-9 delivery. In conjunction with the non-profit Seattle Alliance Outreach, Ethiopian transported goods donated by medical organizations in the U.S. to Black Lion Hospital and St. Paul Hospital in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines operates a Boeing fleet of 737, 767, 777, and 787 airplanes in passenger service and six 777 and two 757-200 airplanes in cargo operations.

Top Photos: Ethiopian Airlines.

Bottom Photo: Boeing. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ET-AUO (msn 38778) is named “Beijing” and was officially handed over on October 26, 2017.

Ethiopian’s Airbus A350 goes “green” for St. Patrick’s Day

Ethiopian Airlines announced it is part of the annual Global Greening initiative of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2017.

As part of the “Greenification of the World” campaign, launched by the Irish Tourism Board eight years ago, Africa’s first Ethiopian Airbus A350-900 operator joined a string of world landmarks in this campaign, including: New York’s World Trade Center, City Hall and Heron Tower in London, Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona, Pozzo di San Patrizio in Italy, Matsue Castle in Japan and the Diamond Bridge in South Korea.

The Axum Obelisks, symbol of the wealth and civilization of the ancient Ethiopian Axumite Kingdom, were turned green back in 2015. Ethiopian Airlines launched the first and only direct air route linking Africa with Ireland in 2015.

Many famous landmarks throughout the world go green to mark St Patricks Day. This is achieved simply by using green lights to illuminate famous landmarks

This “painting” of a commercial airliner is believed to be a first.

Photo: Ethiopian Airlines via Michael Kelly.

 

Ethiopian Airlines to expand its Bombardier Q400 fleet

Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-ARM (msn 4472) FAB (Antony J. Best). Image: 924001.

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (December 29) that they have signed a firm purchase agreement for two additional Q400 turboprop airliners that will bring Ethiopian Airlines’ Q400 aircraft fleet to a total of 19 aircraft, the largest total fleet in Africa.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com.

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Ethiopian Airlines upgrades the cabins of its Boeing 777 fleet

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) today issued this statement:

Ethiopian logo

Ethiopian Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) has achieved another milestone with the successful completion of retro-fitting all Ethiopian Boeing 777 passenger aircraft with 180° business class full flat bed. The retro-fitting was completed and the aircraft have started operations with the new 180° business class full flat bed.

Ethiopian cabin 1 (Ethiopian)(LR)

The retro-fitted Boeing 777-200 and 300 with new 180° flat business class seats are expected to enhance passenger comfort and improve the Ethiopian product. These new 180° business class seats impact the overall Business class service to a higher level of customer satisfaction.

Ethiopian cabin 2 (Ethiopian)(LR)

Top Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Ethiopian Airlines). Boeing 777-260 LR ET-ANR (msn 40774) taxies at London (Heathrow).

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