Addis Ababa, 15 July 2021
As part of the airlines continued seamless service excellence and operational reliability, Ethiopian Airlines Group had signed a multi-year large component support agreement with OEMServices, for the airlines’ A350 fleet.
With the support of major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), OEM Service’s Original Integrated Services will cover the Pool Access, 24/7 from its Dubai facility, Engineering and Repair Services fleet of Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Under the scope of this contract, OEM Services will be supporting Ethiopian Airlines’ 24 Airbus A350-900, of which currently 16 are in service and 8 on-order to be delivered, backed by its unique long-term in-depth know-how of the aviation industry’s supply chain. OEM Services will extend its existing pool in Dubai to cover A350 aircraft components and to service current and future Middle East and African customers.
Mr. Didier Granger, President of OEM Services, said: “Being chosen by Ethiopian Airlines is a great pride for OEM Services. We are happy to demonstrate the added value of our original approach, based on our services integration skills and our technical expertise in the A350 fleet. Ethiopian Airlines can rely on our team to support their operations.”
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer said: “Ethiopian Airlines Group is the leading aviation group in Africa. With its 75 years of excellence in the business, operating over 130 aircraft, the airline has demonstrated its resilience even through the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic. It gives me great pleasure to reach an agreement with OEM Services, one of the leading part providers and OEM integrators, to support the Ethiopian A350-900 fleet on Component Maintenance and Spare Services. Signing of a 10-year contract with a leading service provider shows Ethiopian’s commitment to deliver the best service to its customers and ensure the reliability of its A350 fleet.”
Note to Editors:
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-five years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 127 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Seven business units: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services, Ethiopian Airports Services and Ethiopian Express Services (Domestic). Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.