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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...

All-female flight crew a first for Ethiopia Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is dispatching its first-ever flight operated by an all-female crew. The flight was scheduled to depart for Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday night. The airline says it wants to promote women’s empowerment and encourage more African girls to pursue aviation careers. Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said attracting more women to aviation jobs is one of the reason...

Engine Alert Forces Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Back to Dublin

Technical experts were trying to discover the cause of an engine problem on an Ethiopian Airlines jet stranded in Dublin after being forced to turn back over the Atlantic on Friday. The crew of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner returned to the Irish capital after the plane's left engine signaled a fault following a scheduled stopover en route from Addis Ababa to Washington. In a statement,...

CEO: Ethiopian to Decide on Extra-Long-Haul Fleet by Year End

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has confirmed to ATW the carrier is evaluating extra-long haul aircraft and hopes to have a decision by year end. "The extra-long-haul fleet selection is still in progress. There is a committee working on the evaluation and the committee has not yet made any recommendation to the executive management," Gebremariam told ATW. Several me...

World Aviation Summit: Ethiopian Carrier Wins Airline Of the Year

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa has won the CAPA Airline of the Year Award, one of the top airline awards, at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, held on 7 October, 2015 in Helsinki as part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit. CAPA – Centre for Aviation (formerly the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) is the leading pr...

Ethiopian Airlines wins CAPA Airline of the Year Award

Ethiopian Airlines has won CAPA Airline of the Year Award, one of the top airline awards, at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence. The event was held on October 7, 2015 in Helsinki as part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit. CAPA - Centre for Aviation (formerly the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) is a provider of independent global expertise in aviation market intelligence,...

Ethiopian Airlines to Buy 15 to 20 Boeing 777X Jetliners, CEO Says

Ethiopian Airlines plans to place an order for Boeing Co. 777X long-range jetliners before the end of the year, the East African carrier's chief executive said. The airline could buy as many as 15 to 20 of Boeing's newest airplanes after also considering the purchase of Airbus Group's A350-1000 widebody, Tewolde Gebremariam said in an interview on Wednesday. The deal would...

New African Aviation Hub Envisaged

Ethiopia’s Government is planning to give the country a massive new international airport. To be located in or somewhere around Addis Ababa, the airport would have the capacity to handle 120 million passengers a year. In comparison, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – currently the world’s-busiest – handled just over 96 million passengers in 2014. Accor...