Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of leased 787-8

Ethiopian-787Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of its three Boeing 787-8s under a sale-and-leaseback deal with AWAS.

Flightglobal has reported that the carrier has either received MSN 34505 or 34565, as both are due to be delivered this month, with the third arriving next year.

“These three additional Dreamliners, which have already proven themselves in our fleet with their unmatched combination of operational flexibility, efficiency, and passenger comfort, will allow Ethiopian to achieve our vision 2025 goal, to be the leading aviation group in Africa and a leading global airline,” says Tewolde Gebremariam, group chief executive, Ethiopian Airlines.

The carrier currently operates 13 787-8s before the current order. (africanaerospace, photo: Ethiopian)

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