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Ethiopia: Boeing Delivers Africa's First 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines
SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing today delivered the first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines marking the first 777F to be operated by an African carrier. Today's 777F is being leased to Ethiopian Airlines from GECAS.
"This delivery marks another special day for Ethiopian Airlines and all of Ethiopia. We are not only becoming the first African carrier operating Boeing's 777 Freighter, today we are also taking our cargo operations to a new level and into a new era," said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. "As the largest African cargo carrier operating in some of the fastest growing trade lanes of the world - between Africa and Europe, Middle East, and Asia - the new 777 Freighter fleet will significantly enhance our tonnage and range capabilities."
The 777 Freighter, the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter, is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger airplane and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 149 kg). With high-cargo density and 10-foot (3.1-meter) interior height capability, the 777 Freighter provides a cargo capacity normally associated with larger airplanes and features the lowest trip cost of any large freighter.
"We are proud to deliver another first in African aviation to Ethiopian Airlines as they continue to show the world they are a leader in aviation," said Van Rex Gallard, vice president of Sales for Africa, Latin America, & Caribbean for Commercial airplanes. "The proven operational and economical efficiency of the 777F will reposition Ethiopian Cargo in a stronger place to continue winning in this hyper competitive market."
Boeing offers the most complete family of freighters, providing superior efficiency and operating economics in support of airline profitability.
Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline in the world outside of Japan to operate the 787 Dreamliner and the first
African airline to operate the 777-200LR in 2010. They currently operate an all-Boeing fleet of 737, 757, 767, 777, and now 787 airplanes in passenger service and a 757, MD11, 747, and this new 777 in cargo operations.
just shut up tewolde you are one of greatest corapt woyane let other clean person talk about this news first of all as you know before i left to united states i was financial in charge but after i keep seen what you in to remember what i was told you the reason i put this my mind can’t acept not to say some thing
this is nothing ethiopian airlines could be much biger if there is no
stealing ethiopians clean income
the other thing that i speak up is there are lot of hodam bend over and keep quiet that make me left my country for good i was scare first thanks good lord i’m much better here so i’m note in jail or keep on seeing all wrongfully perform with theft i love ethiopia where ever i go
Ethiopia is moving from Glory to Glory!
I like to see this greatness in other
industries too.kudos ethiopian.
the firs in the world outsidfe of japan loooool, Japan out of world?
good progress, but hate this foolish the first thing.
I really do not see the need for cargo aircraft for EAL.
It would make more sense to increase the passenger fleet instead.
I don’t know any nation whose airline is profitable just because it has some cargo fleet.
The only way for cargo aircraft to be advantageous is if the airline is solely a package carrier. For such type corporation to be sustainable, it must be big company with thousands of airplanes. The only two such companies that come to mind are -UPS and FEDEX.
In short, all major airlines have proportionally many fold passenger air crafts compared to their cargo fleet.
Just because flower export is a hard currency earner, the TPLf’tes are doing such nonsensical purchase!!!
This is another positive image and a great legacy of PM Meles Zenawi and EPRDF.
A good governance, stablity of a country, accountablity and transparency are the bases of success for such a great company as EAL.
Way to go! I’m proud of you!!
Excellent news. This is not first one this continuing news what we had been learning from the past of Ethiopian airlines fast growth.
I am sure Berhanu and AL Mariam won’t like it but the fact is on Ethiopian side. Thanks God never succeed those idiot so called Ethiopian scholar diaspora.
God bless Ethiopia.
Don’t fool the media as if it was under your managment such order has been done. Thanks to the retired CO who was visionary who despite continieous pressure of woyane, enviosined such projects. Now God willing your corrupt managment and the secret schemes where you have sold Ethiopian offices to be managed by Azeb Mesfin is going to be exposed soon. Then every one knows your true colour. Your days are numbered and every hidden thing surely will come to light.
Go Ethiopia Go!!! Ethiopia gena telatochua eyayuat behulum zerf wede lay tinetekalech.Neger gin fikir kelelen kentu silehone andinetuan befikirna bemechachal enitebik. ke SYRIA enimar. kesewu TIFAT memar bilihnet newuna. God( Allah)Bless Ethiopia!!!
Is it better to buy frieghters and spend millions of dollars for fuel and services rather than negotiating friendly with Eritrea/Djibouti/Kenya/Somalia for a gate to the seà?
Ofcourse the big fishes are there to sell their planes to any landlocked state of Africa, as far as Africans are the ones who cannot come into peaceful agreement for decades. There is only BIG market on this continent when all other countries are overloaded with production of planes for sellout in cheapest price. No room for mistakes on today’s economy. Everyone is getting smarter and work for a better deal to save his country from bankrupcy. But what? When Africa is the ONLY market with lots of natural resources and baboon leaders with no brain.
comment to Kelly , You are one of stupid diaspora with ethiopian flag ,pleas contribute little thing to your country buy shouting your big mouth idiot .
Through this deal The middle east and beyond get more fresh food and farm products from Ethiopia , the plane manufacturers sell planes to Ethiopia by bribeing Ethiopian Airlines and government officials , more fuel gets sold to Ethiopia and last but not least garbage around the world get dumped in Ethiopia using the cargo planes since developed countries such as China’s garbage has a tendency to be considered a treasure in Ethiopia.
All in all Ethiopians are going to loose their food to export and their money future to pay off purchases of cargo planes which are going to be used to transport food out in export and import junk in the country.
Great move for all involved except for most Ethiopians who are currently suffering from severe malnutrtion caused by lack of food. Ethiopian majority people ask for food the officials decide to get a cargo plane IN THEIR NAME.
DOESN’T THIS SOUND LIKE BABYLON?
“Is it better to buy frieghters and spend millions of dollars for fuel and services rather than negotiating friendly with Eritrea/Djibouti/Kenya/Somalia for a gate to the seà?”
On a temporary level you are absolutely right but, in the long run it is a necessary evil for Ethiopia to declare an all out war on Eritrea to reclaim Ethiopia’s God given sea port. Ethiopia is not and will never be a land locked country as long as we can solve our internal problem democratically, that tiny fake state of barren land can’t be an obstacle for us to get back our own natural resources.
WE SHOULD FIGHT AND PAY ALL THE NECESSARY SACRIFICES UNTIL THE BASTARD STATE OF COLONIALISM AND ARABISM ADMIT ETHIOPIA’S GOD GIVEN OUTLET TO THE SEA.
BOMB ASMARA NOW!
HATE DIDN’T TAKE YOU ANY WHERE THE LAST 21 YEARS. DOGS BARK BUT CAMELS DIDN’T STOP. EPRDF DIDN’T FLINCH FOR A SECOND WHILE YOU AND THE LIKES WASTING YOUR TIME.
This is good news but remember we did not build the plane.
My rejoice will comes when I see a country that treats its citizens with just and equality just like USA.
This way the whole citizen will feel happy not only ADDIS ZEMEN alcoholic fascist and fanatic hater EXTRTERRESTRIAL. I am sure even buying truck will make them high.
Those guys always write garbage and enlightened for very minute staff.
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