Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Sign Memorandum of Understanding For New 777-8 Freighter

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…Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Sign Memorandum of Understanding For New 777-8 Freighter

Boeing says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its longstanding customer, Ethiopian Airlines, with the intent to purchase five 777-8 Freighters, the industry’s newest, most capable and most fuel-efficient twin-engine freighter.

 

According to Boeing,

the 777-8 Freighter will enable Ethiopian Airlines to meet expanding global cargo demand from its hub in Addis Ababa and position the carrier for long-term sustainable growth.

Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ immediate-past Group CEO says: “Consistent with our history of aviation technology leadership in Africa, we are pleased to sign this MoU with our longstanding partner Boeing, which will make us join select group of launch customer airlines for the fleet. In our vision 2035, we are planning to expand our Cargo and Logistics business to be one of the largest global multimodal logistics providers in all continents.”

 

Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January and has already booked 34 firm orders for the model, which it says features the advanced technology from the new 777X family and proven performance of the market-leading 777 Freighter.

Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, states: “Ethiopian Airlines has been at the forefront of Africa’s cargo market for decades, growing its fleet of Boeing freighters and connecting the continent to the flow of global commerce.”

 

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