Ethiopian Airlines orders 5 more B777F cargo planes

(Posted 26th May 2022)

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, and its longstanding partner, Boeing Inc. have announced the airline is further expanding its all-Boeing freighter fleet with an order for five B777F.


Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said ”The addition of these five B777
Frieghters into our cargo fleet will enable us to meet the growing demand in our cargo
operation. While cementing our partnership with the Boeing Company with new orders,
the growth of our freighter fleet takes the capacity and efficiency of our shipment service
to the next level. We always strive to serve our customers with the latest technology
aircraft the aviation industry could offer. Our Africa’s largest cargo terminal coupled with
fuel efficient freighters and well trained cargo handling professionals will enable our
customers get the best quality shipment service. Customers can rely on Ethiopian for
wide-ranging cargo services across five continents
.”


Boeing’s market-leading 777 Freighter is the world’s largest, longest-range and most
capable twin-engine freighter currently flying with 17% lower fuel use and emissions
compared to prior airplanes. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates a fleet of nine 777
freighters, utilizing the range of 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 km) and maximum structural
payload of 107 tonnes (235,900 lb) to connect Africa with 66 dedicated cargo centers
throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Ethiopian Cargo and
Logistics Services covers 127 international destinations around the world with both belly
hold capacity and dedicated freighter services.


We value the trust that Ethiopian Airlines places in the 777 Freighter to support their
cargo ambitions which will provide them with increased capability and flexibility to their
operations
,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president of Commercial Sales
and Marketing. “Additional 777 Freighters will enable Ethiopian to capitalize on near-
term cargo demand, while positioning the airline for further expansion in the future
.”


In early March 2022, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines also announced the signing of a
Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to purchase five 777-8 Freighters, the
industry’s newest, most capable and most fuel-efficient twin-engine freighter.
Ethiopian Airlines also operates three 737-800 converted freighters, as well as a
combined passenger fleet of more than 80 Boeing jets including 737s, 767s, 787s and
777s.

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