Ethiopian MRO successfully finalized installation of full flat business class seats in all Ethiopian B777 passenger aircraft - 16 June, 2015

Ethiopian MRO successfully finalized installation of full flat business class seats in all Ethiopian B777 passenger aircraft

June 16, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has successfully retro-fitted all its B777 business class seats tofull flat configuration.

The retro-fitting project on Ethiopian eight B777 aircrafts has entirely been conducted at Ethiopian MRO facility with an in-house capability. Zodiac Northwest Aerospace Technologies (ZNAT), ZSUK (Zodiac Seats UK) and Thales are the vendors involved in the project.

VP MRO Ethiopian Airlines Group, Zemene Nega, remarked, “We are pleased to successfully complete the retrofitting project on our B777 fleet with our in-house capability which is a testament of Ethiopian self-sufficiency in trained aviation professionals.We have made huge investments to accomplish the renovation project which encompasses; modifying seats to full flat laying positions, rearranging passenger service, rework on IFE  and software change. It is yet another breakthrough to further enhance our business class passengers’ satisfaction and offer superior travel experience. Going forward, we will continue to work hard to ensure our passengers’ extra comfort and make their experience with Ethiopian a memorable one.”

Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier with the youngest fleet in the continent with an average age of less than 7 years and currently serves 87 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.  In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 85 international destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300      ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. 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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