Ethiopian Airlines has placed an order for 10 additional airbus a 350-900 aircraft, the airlines announced on Tuesday. Last June, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to operate the A350 when it took delivery of the first of 12 aircraft in order. “The current order by the Addis Ababa-based carrier’s fleet will enable it to pursue its growth strategy and objectives over the coming years. “This order placement for additional A-350s is one component of this strategy,” Tewolde GebreMariam, group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said. He said that the performance, operational and cost efficiencies of the initial A350-900s have resulted in these additional 10 aircraft order placement.
June 20, 2017 18:11 UTC
Ethiopia Counters Merera Gudina’s Request for Separate Terrorism CasesJune 21, 2017 - Federal prosecutors in Ethiopia maintained their argument Tuesday that their terrorism case against Merera Gudina, head of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), need not be separated from a file that includes charges against other defendants that his defense says have nothing to do with Merera. Merera was arrested in November 2016 upon returning from Brussels, where he delivered a speech and testimony about the Ethiopian human rights situation to the European Parliament. A widely circulated photo showed Merera there with exiled opposition leader Berhanu Nega and Oromo Olympic athlete Feyisa Lilesa. Yet the government’s subsequent legal moves rolled charges against Merera and Berhanu into the same file, along with charges filed in absentia against Jawar Mohammed in the United States. Attorneys for Merera argued last month that any charges filed against him should be separated from those of the co-defendants.
June 20, 2017 15:56 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines to Evaluate A350-1000 Performance in AddisJune 21, 2017 - Chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam, speaking at the Paris air show as he confirmed an agreement to take 10 more A350-900s, said the airline was still examining the -1000's capabilities. He points out that Ethiopian is in the "unique situation" at Addis Ababa, some 2,400m above sea level. Airbus has already conducted high-elevation testing with the -1000 in South America, with take-off and landing trials at Cochabamba and La Paz. Gebremariam points out that the A350-900 is "doing very well" under Addis Ababa's conditions. The airline operates four of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered type and is set to take a fifth in the next few days.
June 20, 2017 15:45 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its fast expanding long-haul route network. Last June, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to operate the A350 when it took delivery of the first of 12 aircraft in order. Ethiopian Airlines’ A350-900s are configured in a two class layout seating 30 passengers in Business Class and 313 in Economy Class. We will deploy the additional aircraft on our long haul routes connecting Addis Ababa with destinations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia,” explained Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “Ethiopian Airlines’ repeat order is a resounding endorsement of the A350, its suitability, flexibility and unmatched economics.
June 20, 2017 15:22 UTC
The firm, which has its civil aerospace division in Sinfin, has received the order from Ethiopian Airlines to supply Trent XWB engines for 10 new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. And it includes TotalCare for 14 more aircraft which Ethiopian Airlines already has in service or on order. In total, more than 1,600 Trent XWB engines have so far been ordered. The Trent XWB is built in Derby and Germany and according to Rolls-Royce, its Trent XWB orders represent six years of production. It is a key event for the aerospace industry, bringing together airlines, aircraft manufacturers and engine suppliers like Rolls-Royce.
June 20, 2017 15:11 UTC
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines today announced a commitment to purchase two 777 Freighters at the 2017 Paris Air Show, valued at $651.4 million at list prices. The order will be reflected on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website once it has been finalized. The airline also announced an order for 10 additional 737 MAX 8 airplanes, exercising options from their 2014 order, which was the largest for the 737 MAX in Africa. Ethiopian now has firm orders for 30 737 MAX 8s. The commitment to purchase two 777 Freighters is expected to boost the Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, GCEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
June 20, 2017 14:48 UTC
/EINPresswire.com/ -- TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2017) - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is the previously undisclosed customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for five additional Q400 turboprop aircraft. "Our relationship with Ethiopian Airlines extends beyond straight buyer-seller," said Colin Bole, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "Ethiopian is an Authorized Service Facility for Q400 aircraft and operates the only Q400 aircraft flight simulator in Africa. Notes to EditorsImages of Q400 aircraft in the livery of Ethiopian Airlines are posted with this news release at www.bombardier.com. Bombardier, Q400, CRJ Series and Q Series are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
June 20, 2017 14:48 UTC
ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines has placed an order for 10 Airbus A350-900 aeroplanes, it said on Tuesday, in addition to at least another 10 it already has on order. “The performance, operational and cost efficiencies we have achieved with our initial A350-900s have resulted in these additional ten aircraft order placement and thereby suffice our ever-expanding global network,” Chief Executive Tewolde GebreMariam said in a statement.
June 20, 2017 13:30 UTC
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today handed over approximately $800,000 (nearly 18.4 million Ethiopian Birr) worth of dairy processing equipment to 24 grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will have access to reliable buyers, and tens of thousands of consumers will gain access to formally processed dairy and meat products. The equipment delivered today included dairy packing machines, milk pumps, milk cooling tanks, milk pasteurizers and boilers, meat and milk transportation trucks, milk testing equipment, animal weighing scales and a mobile butcher shop. The equipment represents part of $1.9 million in USAID grants to the 24 grantees, which the grantees’ matched with their own investments of $4.2 million. The equipment grants highlight USAID’s work in the livestock sector and are a major contribution to transforming Ethiopia’s livestock sector, a goal of the Ethiopian Government’s Growth and Transformation Plan.
A woman walks in the old walled town of Harar in eastern Ethiopia, May 20, 2015. The residents of Harlaa, a small town in eastern Ethiopia, have always suspected there was something special about their city. Now a two-year archaeological dig by a team from the universities of Exeter, Addis Ababa, and Leuven in Belgium has confirmed some of their suspicions. Researchers have found evidence of an ancient trading city connected with the Gulf, Egypt, and India, as well as Islamic cities throughout Africa. View photosRecovered jewelry from an archaeological dig in Harlaa, in eastern Ethiopia.
Raymond Targets Europe, US for Stitched Garments from EthiopiaJune 20, 2017 - Indian fabrics and apparel major Raymond is looking to capture the stitched garments market in Europe and the US by exporting products from its new Rs 100-crore plant here. The company has set a target of annual revenue of about Rs 250 crore within a year from the plant here by exporting mainly to the two developed markets. It is looking to cash in on duty free access to the developed markets like the US and the Europe by setting up a plant here in Ethiopia, which has a trade pact with them. "From this facility we are looking at an annual revenue of about Rs 250 crore from the exports to Europe and America in a year or so when the scale will reach to 4,000 suits per day," Raymond Chairman and Managing Director Gautam Hari Singhania told. Source :- Daily News AnalysisBack Print
Ethiopia has to take urgent action to save its coffee growing fields and coffee lovers the world over, a new report has said. Coffee originates from the highland forests of Ethiopia, and it is our gift to the world. As Ethiopia is the main natural storehouse of arabica genetic diversity, what happens in Ethiopia could have long-term impacts for coffee farming globally. “The coffee farmers of Ethiopia are really on the frontline [of climate change] – they are the people who will pay the price first. In the longer term, the only truly sustainable solution is to combat the root causes of climate change,” he stressed.
June 20, 2017 09:45 UTC
/EINPresswire.com/ -- PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2017) - (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) - CAE announced today at the 2017 Paris Air Show a series of aviation training solution contracts with large fleet operators and airlines worldwide, including Ethiopian Airlines, Air India, and Japan Airlines. These agreements, valued approximately C$85 million, cover airline pilot and cabin crew training, crew resourcing, business aviation pilot training programs, as well as the sale of four full-flight simulators (FFS). "We are proud that our new and existing customers continue to choose CAE as their partner to support their growing training and crew sourcing needs." More detail about the contracts is available in the trade media fact sheet following the press release. About CAECAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets.
June 20, 2017 03:56 UTC
Climate change could wipe out over half of the coffee growing areas of Ethiopia by 2100, according to a new study. SEE MORE: Climate Change And Overfishing Lead African Penguins Into Deadly TrapsIt's not just Ethiopian coffee that's in danger because of climate change. Climate change is also making it easier for threats like insects and diseases to kill off coffee plants. That kind of genetic diversity could be key to fighting off the increased threats from disease and pests bolstered by climate change. Climate change already seems to be affecting coffee supply.
June 20, 2017 02:37 UTC
Ethiopia's Coffee Farmers Are 'On The Front Lines Of Climate Change'Enlarge this image toggle caption Courtesy of Emily Garthwaite Courtesy of Emily GarthwaiteEthiopia gave the world Coffea arabica, the species that produces most of the coffee we drink these days. But the effects of climate change – higher temperatures and less rainfall – could take a toll on the country's ability to farm this treasured crop. Ethiopian coffee farmers are "on the front lines of climate change," says Aaron Davis, a scientist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London, and one of the study's authors. He says many coffee farmers have told him that they are experiencing less frequent harvests. Many farmers don't even have their own transportation and can't afford to take steps to mitigate the effects of climate change.
June 20, 2017 00:11 UTC