Addis Ababa, December 18, 2010 (Addis Ababa) - Ethiopian Airlines said it has received the second delivery of a Boeing 777-200LR, makes it the first African airliner to possess and operate using the ultra-long-range aircraft.

The aircraft arrived at Bole International Airport here on Saturday, the Ethiopian told ENA in a statement.


The newly arrived aircraft transported also anesthesia equipments valued at more than 500,000 USD to Black Lion Hospital free of charge. The equipments were transported by the Ethiopian airlines in partnership with Boeing Company and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach ,The delivery is the part of Ethiopian five orders to Boeing Company at cost of 1.3 billion USD.

On the occasion, Ethiopian CEO, Girma Wake said “since its inception, Ethiopian airline has been engaged in various corporate social responsibility activities which support community initiative and development efforts” .“We see our planes as not only a resource for our airline but also a resource of vital service for the people of Ethiopia, and when we can use that resource in a manner such as this , it truly reaffirms our commitment to undertake social responsibilities whenever and wherever we can .”

Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship for Northwest Region Director, Liz Warman said “ Boeing and its airline partners have been working to fill what is sometimes empty cargo space to help bring relief to people around the globe.”

“We‘re thrilled at the opportunity to work with Boeing and Ethiopian airlines to use this flight to our effort in Ethiopia “ Dr. Mark Cullen SAO vice president and co-founder said.

“Theses supplies will prove critical when a group of 20 doctors travel to Ethiopia in February as part of our ongoing humanitarian trips to the region” Dr. Cullen.Most of the medical supplies being shipped to Ethiopia were donated by Swedish Medical Centre which is the largest and most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Great Seattle area.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 February 2011 18:13)