Ethiopian Hosts Africa 787 Supplier Technical Summit
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest African airline, in collaboration with the Boeing Company is pleased to announce that it will host ‘Africa 787 Supplier Technical Summit’ from 7-9 June 2016.
This technical summit is for the entire African region and includes Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc and others. Many of the B-787 aircraft components and parts suppliers in the industry will participate in the conference. The aim for the summit is to ensure the supply chain is well-equipped and quickly resolves issues and fully support the growing 787 fleet in the region.
Managing Director of Ethiopian MRO, Ato Zemene Nega, said: "The Summit will create a convenient opportunity for individual suppliers to meet with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc and Boeing during the 3-day event. There will also be time provided for side meetings with individual airlines as requested."
A/Managing Director of Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Mrs. Tigist Terefe added: “we are happy to be hosting ‘Africa’s 787 Supplier Technical Summit’. Our academy is constantly gaining momentum and turn into a hub for aviation related activities in the region.”
The summit participants from the suppliers include technical experts from TC Aerospace Systems, Moog Inc., Parker Hannifin, Honeywell, JAMCO Aircraft Maintenance Company, Triumph Engineering Co Ltd, Zodiac Aerospace, GE Aviation, Aviall, Thales Group, and Eaton.
Currently Ethiopian has 13 Boeing 787 aircraft in the fleet and 8 such aircraft on order. Ethiopian Airlines is the largest operator of the Boeing 787 fleet in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, 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 92 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, 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 centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
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Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer