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Krimson supports next generation of African aviators in Addis Ababa

As the aviation industry faces an increasingly challenging recruitment environment,Krimson, the Ethiopia-based flight support company, is playing its part to support education at ` grass roots level. Dawit Lemma, Krimson CEO, is providing volunteer teaching services to students taking the Brevet d'Initiation Aéronautique (BIA) course at the Lycée Guébré-Mariam,...

Krimson gains one of first new Ethiopian CAA aviation licenses

Krimson, the Ethiopia-based aviation services company has attained one of the first new business aviation licenses being issued by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA).  The new permits have been created to establish a transparent regulatory framework to support fair processing of flight permits and ground handling services by operators or agents. The aim is to bolster local aviation...

Ethiopian signs MoU with Aerosud Group

Ethiopian airlines has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aerosud Holdings, a prominent South African Aerospace Manufacturing company, at a ceremony held at Ethiopian Headquarters on July 15, 2016. The MoU is aimed at establishing a joint venture Aerospace Manufacturing company that manufactures and supplies various aircraft parts to Boeing, Airbus and other Aerospace compani...

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft, opening a new chapter for the East African carrier, which also becomes the first African A350 XWB operator.  The airline’s first aircraft, on lease from AerCap, arrived in Addis Ababa on June 29th, 2016. A350-900s with a two class layout with a total of 343 seats comprising 30 in Business Class and 313 in Ec...

Africa’s First Airbus A350 XWB named The Simien Mountains

Ethiopian Airlines, the leading airline in connecting Africa with the rest of the World, continued its aviation technology leadership with yet another first African Airbus A350 XWB. In its successful 70 years of history, Ethiopian has so many firsts in African aviation industry. The A-350 XWB will be the first airbus aircraft in Ethiopian fleet and the first of its kind in Africa....

Ethiopian Airlines 787 Nose Gear Collapses at the Gate

As passengers sat patiently waiting to depart for Rome, suddenly the Dreamliner slammed onto the tarmac as the nose gear gave way. How did it happen? An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-800 scheduled to fly from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Rome, had just completed boarding and was about to depart when the nose gear collapsed at the gate. Passengers were shaken in the incident, and one flight attenda...

Air ambulance service starts in Ethiopia

East African Aviation, a private company, has inaugurated Ethiopia's first air ambulance transport service. The company owned by Captain Mulat Lemlemayehu, a former commercial pilot who served the Ethiopian airlines for 39 years, also inaugurated its newly established aviation school and air charter service at a ceremony late Thursday in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The company ha...

Ethiopian Airlines Prepares To Launch Private Jet Service

Ethiopian Airlines is preparing to launch private jet services for passengers traveling between the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and other African cities. The scheduled operator, which is part of the Star Alliance, is currently working on a feasibility study for a new division called ET Executive. It has yet to specify which aircraft types it would use for the flights, but CEO ...

Ethiopian Airlines Group is Inaugurating its new Aviation Academy

In line with its vision 2025 strategic road map, Ethiopian Airlines Group has invested USD 100 million in breakthrough expansion and upgrading its Aviation Academy. The scale and scope of the expansion seals the Academy’s position as the largest and the finest Aviation Academy in Africa with annual intake capacity of 4,000 students. The new Ethiopian Aviation Academy has many cl...

Ethiopian Airlines to Increase Bombardier Q400 Turboprop Fleet

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise announced 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. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the transaction is valued at approximately...

Ethiopian inaugurates B-777 FFS and B-787 FFS

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing, the most profitable and the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized installation of Boeing 777 Flight Simulator manufactured by CAE Inc. ahead of its schedule and is now ready for training. This new B777 Flight Simulator is the fifth full flight simulator acquired, following the B767/B757, B737 NG, Q400 and the l...

Ethiopian Airlines to Order 10 Narrow-Body Planes, Eyeing CSeries or E2 - CEO

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's largest carrier, wants to buy 10 narrowbody planes and is considering Canada's Bombardier and Brazil's Embraer jets among others, as it plans to nearly double its fleet between now and 2025, chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam said Monday. Tewolde, speaking on the sidelines of a global aviation forum in Montreal, said that he is visiting Bombardier's...