Tag: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Confirms it is Eying Stake in Eritrean Airlines

In a remarkable political turnaround since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in February after the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, a generation of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the long-running border war has come to an end. The result has seen the first commercial flight between the two countries for twenty years with […]

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX for Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s largest and fastest-growing airline expands Boeing fleet with new and improved 737 jet. Delivery is first of 30 MAX jets for Ethiopian and will be largest 737 MAX fleet in the Continent. The flag carrier of Ethiopia has long operated the efficient and reliable Boeing 737 airplane. With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able […]

Ethiopian Airlines Signs Purchase Agreement for 10 firm Q400 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has concluded a firm order for 10 new Q400 aircraft with Ethiopian Airlines. The order also includes purchase rights for five additional Q400 aircraft. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $332 million U.S. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to […]

Ethiopian Airlines to Take 45% Stake in Zambia Airways

Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized a strategic partnership with the Zambian government on the re-launch of Zambia Airways, taking a 45% stake in the airline. On Jan. 16, Ethiopian announced it had finalized a shareholders’ agreement with the Zambian government, which will retain a controlling 55% shareholding. Lusaka-based Zambia Airways will become Ethiopian’s […]

Rolls-Royce Wins $1.5 Bln Trent XWB Order From Ethiopian Airlines

Rolls-Royce has won a major order from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft with TotalCare® service support, further increasing our order book for new engines. In addition, the order includes TotalCare for 14 of the aircraft already in service or on order. In total, the deal is valued […]

Ethiopian Airlines’ Aviation Academy Fitted with EDM Training Simulators

Manchester, UK. EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, announced today that Ethiopian Airlines’ new aviation academy is fitted out with a range of its cabin crew training simulators. The $100m state-of-the-art Aviation Academy was officially opened at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa earlier this year […]

Ethiopian Selects Ameco For PW4000 MRO Services

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a three-year contract with Ameco Beijing for engine repair and overhaul services on the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines powering its fleet of seven 767-300 aircraft. The engine services will be carried out at Ameco’s facility at Beijing Capital International Airport. The new agreement expands the existing relationship between the parties […]

Ethiopian Boeing 787 Suffered Nosegear Collapse at Addis Ababa

Whilst stationary, the nosegear of an Ethiopian 787 collapsed at Addis Ababa Airport, injuring one cabin attendant. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 to Rome just completed bording whilst parking at its stand on the tarmac at Addis Ababa Bole Intl Airport, when (around 21:00L) the nosegear suddenly gave way. The airliner tilted down until it […]

Ethiopian Airlines’ New Academy to Increase Training Capacity to 4,000

Ethiopian Airlines has launched its refurbished aviation academy, rebuilt at a cost of $100 million. The rebuilt academy, the airline said earlier this week, will increase its annual intake capacity to 4,000 students. The newly refurbished academy has education centres, with five categories of studies for the pilot training school, aviation maintenance training school, commercial […]

RwandAir Selects Ethiopian Airlines as Strategic Partner

Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) chief executive officer Tewolde Gebremariam says RwandAir (WB, Kigali) has chosen the Ethiopian national carrier as its strategic partner. Speaking to The Reporter, Tewolde said a delegation headed by RwandAir’s maverick CEO John Mirenge had paid a visit to Ethiopian’s headquarters in Addis Ababa to inform them of their decision. […]