Ethiopian Airlines and its long-time partner Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intention of purchasing five 777-8 Freighters, the industry’s newest, most capable, and fuel-efficient twin-engine freighters. Ethiopian Airlines will be able to satisfy growing worldwide cargo demand from its hub in Addis Ababa thanks to the Memorandum of Understanding to order the 777-8 Freighter, which will position the carrier for long-term sustainable growth.
(https://www.boeing.com/)Boeing introduced the new 777-8 Freighter in January and has already received 34 definite orders for the type, which combines sophisticated technology from the new 777X family with the market-leading 777 Freighter’s proven performance. The 777-8 Freighter will enable operators to run a more sustainable and successful business with payload capacity approximately identical to the 747-400 Freighter and a 30% improvement in fuel efficiency, emissions, and operating expenses.
Ethiopian Airlines now has nine 777 Freighters in service, linking Africa to more than 40 cargo hubs in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. There are also three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters in the carrier’s fleet, as well as a combined commercial fleet of more than 80 Boeing jets, including 737s, 767s, 787s, and 777s.
”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. To this effect we are increasing our dedicated Freighter fleet with the latest technology, fuel efficient and environment-friendly airplanes of the 21st century. We have also started the construction of the largest E-commerce Hub Terminal in Africa.” said Ethiopian Airlines’ Group CEO Tewolde.
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