Ethiopian takes delivery of its 100th aircraft

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 8, 2018 16:23

Ethiopian takes delivery of its 100th aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, on June 6, 2018.

As part of Ethiopian Corporate Social Responsibility commitments, the new aircraft has ferried medical equipment from the Seattle-based NGO, Direct Relief, to St Paulos Hospital in Addis Ababa. The shipment includes surgical stools and other medical supplies to be used for both teaching and patient care.

Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “It is an immense honour for all of us at Ethiopian to reach the milestone of 100 aircraft. This milestone is a continuation of our historical aviation leadership role in Africa and a testimony of the successful implementation of our fast, profitable and sustainable growth plan, Vision 2025.

The aircraft was delivered to Ethiopian on lease from AerCap. “We are very pleased to deliver the 100th aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, and to be a part of the airlines’ great success story,” said Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap. “We congratulate Tewolde Gebremariam and all the team at Ethiopian Airlines, and wish them continued success in leading the way in African aviation.”

 

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 8, 2018 16:23