Ethiopian Airlines Wins Bombardiers Airline Reliability Performance Award

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the 2013 Airline Reliability Performance Award from Bombardier Aerospace. This is the third time Ethiopian has won the award in a row.

The award was given to Ethiopian for achieving an average dispatch reliability rate of 99 per cent or better on revenue passenger flights in 2012 and stood first in the overall Q-400 product category for the Middle East and Africa region.

“We are pleased to receive the award for the third year in a row. This is a testament of our dedication for excellent customer service which is in continuous improvement every day,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.

From left to right: Diane De Souza, VP Parts Services at Bombardier Customer; Kidus Melkamu, Manager Turbo Prop and Light Aircraft Maintenance at Ethiopian MRO; Zemene Nega, AVP Ethiopian MRO and Todd Young, VP, Customer Servi…

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Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Resume Service Soon

Boeing 787 Dreamliners will resume flights following a fix for batteries soon, Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency said quoting Boeing Company officials.

Vice President of Marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Randy J. Tinseth and Engineering Leader, 787-8 Systems Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Richard J. Horigan said here Wednesday that professionals from Boeing Company are working in collaboration with the Ethiopian Airlines to fix the batteries.

The officials said that it takes up to five days to change batteries for a single Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Ethiopian's four Dreamliners remain grounded for four month. The aircrafts are expected to resume service in the near future following battery the battery fix, according to the officials.

Source: Walta

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Ethiopian Airlines Signs Agreement with Djibouti Airport for Sea

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Djibouti International Airport for the provision of sea-air and air-sea cargo transport of goods in East Africa.

The MoU was signed at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters on Monday, 22 April 2013, between Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, and Mr. Mohamed Yacoub Mahamoud, General Manager of Djibouti International Airport.

"As the largest air cargo service provider in Africa, we are a serious player in moving trade, commerce and investment, which are the engines of fast economic development in the continent. The cooperation framework with our longtime partner, Djibouti airport, will enable us to offer new menu of choice, sea-air multimodal transport services, to our shippers, forwarders, and logistics providers in Africa", said Tewolde, CEO of Ethiopian.

Ethiopian Airlines is the biggest cargo operator in Africa flying to 25 destinatio…

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Ethiopian Civil Aviation and Spain Concluded Agreement

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority announced, it has concluded a bilateral air transport agreement with its Spanish counterpart. The Authority said, the agreement will further enhance the existing diplomatic, people-to-people, trade and investment relationship between the two countries.

Authority Director-General, Col. Wesenyeleh Hunegnaw and Spanish Ambassador to Ethiopia Miguel Angel Fernandez Palacios Martinez signed the agreement.The agreement is said to help in expanding Ethiopian Airlines destinations in addition to facilitating the growing import and export trade exchange between the two countries.

Source: ENA

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