in Air Transport

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing partner to help those in need

Posted 30 December 2019 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing are partnering to deliver much-needed aid supplies to organizations across Ethiopia.

 

The airline took delivery of a new 787 Dreamliner from North Charleston, South Carolina in December and loaded the jet with 34,000 pounds of books and 5,800 pounds of school supplies, clothing and medical supplies for the flight home to Addis Ababa.

“We are happy to partner with Boeing to carry humanitarian goods on our delivery flights from the U.S.,” said Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam. “As a responsible corporate citizen, we take our responsibility to society seriously and always endeavor to contribute our share to the socioeconomic development of countries around the globe.”

The organisation Ethiopia Reads will send the books and school supplies to its libraries across Ethiopia which serve 100,000 children each year. Medical supplies, clothing and hygiene products will be delivered to the Mary Joy Development association, which helps women and youth gain the skills they need to rise out of poverty.

The December flight follows another flight in November when an Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner carried more than 11,000 pounds of clothing, personal hygiene items and medical supplies from South Carolina bound for the Mekedonia Home for the Elderly and Mentally Disabled and St. Paul’s Hospital.

The flights are part of Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program, a collaboration between Boeing, its customers and nongovernmental organizations, which delivers humanitarian aid around the world. The program has delivered more than 1.6 million pounds of humanitarian supplies on more than 200 flights worldwide since the inaugural flight in 1992. To date, Boeing has partnered with Ethiopian Airlines on 39 humanitarian delivery flights, delivering more than 266,000 pounds of supplies to organizations in Ethiopia.

“Through Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program, and in close collaboration with customers like Ethiopian Airlines and charitable organisations around the world, we are providing important and oftentimes lifesaving resources to those in need,” said Cheri Carter, vice president of Boeing Global Engagement. “We can do so much more when we work together, and Boeing is committed to continuing partnerships like this.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

EgyptAir receives fourth Airbus 320neo at Cairo International Airport

EgyptAir’s fourth A320 Neo aircraft arrived today at Cairo International Airport from 15 aircrafts the company has contracted for, from Airbus factory in Toulouse, France, in cooperation with Aercap.

Kenya Airways appoints Allan Kilavuka as chief executive

Kenya Airways yesterday confirmed it has appointed Allan Kilavuka as chief executive of the airline.

Rolls-Royce BR725 engine tops one million flying hours

The Rolls-Royce BR725 engine recently achieved another impressive milestone by reaching one million flying hours.

Air Mauritius CEO elected on to IATA Board of Governors

The CEO of Air Mauritius and Vice President of AFRAA Somas Appavou will support main objectives of Air Mauritius Africa’s regional airlines and address major challenges region is facing through the most influential global industry

Aviation Africa opens in Ethiopia next week

One of the most strategically important aviation events in the 2020 calendar opens next week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 4 & 5 March.

Blade runners

Maintenance makes helicopters more expensive to fly than to buy, but they are indispensable in numerous civil roles. Chuck Grieve reviews some of the main players in the African rotary wing MRO business.

AVMENA20 SK1309100620
See us at
AVMENA20 BT1309100620AVAFA20BT2207050320