Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines applaud smoothness of initial 787-9 Dreamliner

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines distinguished a smoothness of a carrier’s initial Boeing 787-9. Ethiopian is leasing a Dreamliner by an agreement with AerCap.

Ethiopian’s newest 787 overwhelmed down in Addis Ababa following a uninterrupted 8,354 mile (13,444 km) smoothness moody from Boeing’s Everett, Wash., facility. Ethiopian becomes a initial conduit in Africa to work a 787-9 and extends a tradition of environment aviation milestones. Ethiopian became Africa’s initial conduit to fly a 787-8 in 2012, and likewise introduced a 777-200LR (Longer Range), 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777 Freighter.

“We are unapproachable to applaud nonetheless another initial with a introduction of a cutting-edge 787-9 into a immature and quick flourishing fleet,” pronounced Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “Today, a 787 is a core of a swift with 20 aircraft in service. Our investment in a latest record airplanes is partial of a Vision 2025 plan and a joining to a venerable business to offer finish on-board comfort. We will continue to deposit in a many modernized aircraft to give a business a best probable transport experience.”

The 787 Dreamliner is a many innovative and fit aeroplane family drifting today. Since 2011, some-more than 600 Dreamliners have entered blurb services, drifting roughly 200 million people on some-more than 560 singular routes around a world, saving an estimated 19 billion pounds of fuel.

“AerCap is really unapproachable to broach to Ethiopian Airlines their initial 787-9 aircraft, as a airline continues to lead a approach in African aviation,” said AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs. “The 787-9 will element Ethiopian’s existent swift of 787-8 aircraft, bringing offer operational efficiencies and operation to raise their existent network. We appreciate a friends and partners during Ethiopian Airlines for their continued certainty in AerCap and wish them each success as they continue to optimize their fleet.”

“We are gratified to see a 787-9 enter into Ethiopian’s flourishing Boeing fleet,” pronounced Marty Bentrott, comparison clamp boss sales for Middle East, Turkey, Africa, Russia Central Asia Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 787-9 will offer raise a Ethiopian network with a implausible operation and capacity.”

Ethiopian Airlines conducted a 32nd Humanitarian Delivery Flight as partial of a 787-9 delivery. In and with a non-profit Seattle Alliance Outreach, Ethiopian ecstatic products donated by medical organizations in a U.S. to Black Lion Hospital and St. Paul Hospital in Ethiopia.

“We are really happy to continue a longstanding partnership with Boeing to broach medical apparatus and reserve to open hospitals in Ethiopia, that advantage a multitude at-large,” said GebreMariam. “This is a 32nd charitable moody over a march of a final few years. No airline has supposing such postulated support to a smoothness of charitable reserve to a African continent. It is a covenant to a joining to offer a village as a obliged corporate organization.” 

Ethiopian Airlines operates a Boeing swift of 737, 767, 777, and 787 airplanes in newcomer use and 6 777 and dual 757-200 airplanes in load operations.

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