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Delivery of first 10 aircraft

Ethiopian now also flies the latest Boeing Sky Interior

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda  Nov 24, 2011

(eTN) - Ethiopian Airlines earlier this week took delivery of the first of 10 ordered B737-800 Sky Interior, of which RwandAir already flies two, having beaten the African aviation giant to the door to claim the honors of being the first African airline to do so.

However, Ethiopian will progressively receive their full order delivered, and passengers will enjoy being on board the single aisle jet, yet having the impression of the cabin feeling of a wide body. Passengers to the two destinations Dar es Salaam and Riyadh will be the first to get a taste of the new bird, with more destinations to follow, once additional deliveries come off the assembly line in Seattle.

Ethiopian is Boeing’s largest customer in Africa, flying presently an all-Boeing fleet, although they have an order on their books for a number of Airbus A350 models as well.

Besides, Ethiopian is renowned for their maintenance work carried out at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport, with customers from near and far having their Boeing aircraft maintained by Ethiopian according to manufacturers requirements, recommendations, and relevant ADs (airworthiness directives usually issued by the FAA and EASA).

Ethiopian now also flies the latest Boeing Sky Interior
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