Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa International) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) covering eleven A350-900s. Once firmed, this impending commitment, signed during the Dubai Airshow 2023, will take the carrier's total A350 order book to 33 including four A350-1000s that are yet to be delivered. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Ethiopian currently operates twenty A350-900s. Earlier this week, Ethiopian also ordered eleven B787-9s (with options for 15 more) alongside twenty B737-8s (with options for 21 more) from Boeing (BOE, Washington National). Aside from the A350s, Ethiopian's widebody fleet also includes six B777-200(LR)s and four B777-300(ER)s.
November 15, 2023 11:48 UTC
(RTTNews) - Ethiopian's flagship carrier Ethiopian Airlines Group announced Wednesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 11 additional Airbus A350-900s to be added to its existing fleet. The latest agreement takes Ethiopian Airlines' total order book and commitment for the A350 to 33, including four A350-1000s. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates a fleet of 20 A350-900s and with this commitment, it will confirm its position as Africa's biggest A350 customer. The A350 has won over 1,000 orders from leading carriers from around the globe. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.
November 15, 2023 11:22 UTC
Ethiopian Equips New A350’s with Thales’ AVANT Up Inflight Entertainment Share this articleLinkedInEthiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, is pleased to announce that it selects AVANT Up inflight entertainment solution for its upcoming aircraft Airbus A350-1000. Ethiopian Airlines and Thales at contract signing ceremony (Pictured above left to right: Mesfin Tasew: Group Chief Executive Officer – Ethiopian Airlines Group, Retta Melaku: COO – Ethiopian Airlines, Mathieu Franco: Senior Account Manager - Thales Thales InFlyt Experience, Bruno Guinamand: Regional Vice President - Thales InFlyt Experience)Bruno GUINAMAND, Regional Vice President, Thales Inflyt Experience, “Ethiopian has trusted Thales as an inflight entertainment supplier for more than a decade and now to equip its new A350-1000 aircraft with the latest AVANT Up IFE solution. Thales’ AVANT Up brings to Ethiopian the latest consumer technologies and capabilities to the aircraft. The first of Ethiopian Airlines’ Airbus A350-1000 aircrafts on order is set to be delivered in the third Quarter of 2024. About Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand.
November 15, 2023 11:04 UTC
Which European artist painted the mysterious 500-year-old image that became a sacred Ethiopian icon? Last month The Art Newspaper published the first colour photographs of the Kwer’ata Re’esu, which was looted at the battle of Maqdala in 1868. As we revealed, it is now owned by a Coimbra collector, who believed it to be by a Portuguese artist. The Kwer’ata Re’esu depicts the suffering Christ, blood dripping from his crown of thorns and with his hands raised in blessing. The attribution of the Kwer’ata Re’esu may well end up being of much more than just academic importance.
November 15, 2023 11:02 UTC
As buggies shuttled executives between Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Emirates chalets in fading light on Wednesday, sources said differences were narrowing. ENGINE GUARANTEESA major Emirates order would help rebalance the show after Boeing and engine maker GE dominated the opening with a $50 billion order including 90 777X jets on Monday. Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and Emirates airline Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum were also seen at the show. Sheikh Hamdan on Monday attended a press conference where Sheikh Ahmed announced Emirates was placing a $52 billion order for more wide-body Boeing planes. "When we feel that we have a good deal, we will sign," he said, Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National reported.
November 15, 2023 10:55 UTC
The leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, recently authorized police to shoot to kill pro-Palestinian protesters who might take to the streets of Chechnya. The orders came in the wake of an antisemitic riot that broke out on Oct. 29, 2023, in the neighboring Russian republic of Dagestan. Within Chechnya, Kadyrov uses religion to galvanize supporters and demonstrate his political power. In addition to his near-absolute power within Chechnya, Kadyrov wields unprecedented authority in Russia at large. While other regional leaders are temporary managers, regularly replaced from Moscow, Kadyrov’s power is deeply entrenched.
November 14, 2023 21:06 UTC
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday reiterated his pledge not to invade neighbouring nations over the Red Sea but insisted that his government would not abandon its demand for port access. Abiy's remarks last month about the Red Sea raised regional concerns, particularly as tensions emerged with neighbouring Eritrea, which has a long coastline. In a televised speech on October 13, Abiy said that landlocked Ethiopia "is a nation whose existence is tied to the Red Sea", a key waterway for global trade. "With a growing economy and population, lack of access to (the) sea would remain a major problem for us," he said. On Tuesday, Abiy said: "We have no intention of breaching others' sovereignty, but we ask just discussion (about) access to sea".
November 14, 2023 20:55 UTC
Ethiopia failed to attract any bids for a third wireless license, according to people with knowledge of the matter, amid concerns about conflict in parts of the Horn of Africa nation. The process to sell a permit is likely to be put on hold, said the people who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public yet. Ethiopia sold a license to a group led by Kenya’s Safaricom Plc in 2021, and subsequently rejected MTN Group Ltd.’s $600-million bid for another permit.
November 14, 2023 19:55 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia's national flag carrier, on Tuesday announced it has placed orders for 31 Boeing airplanes. The airline said in a press statement that it has agreed to order 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 20 Boeing 737 Max airplanes. The statement also said Ethiopian Airlines has plans to potentially order 36 more Boeing airplanes. "This order will enable us to modernize and increase our fleet in support of Ethiopian Airlines' growth plan," Mesfin Tasew, the chief executive officer of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, was quoted as saying. "The 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX demonstrate Ethiopian Airlines' environmentally conscious decisions and its commitment to serve passengers with the latest technologically advanced airplanes."
November 14, 2023 19:25 UTC
(RTTNews) - The Boeing Co. (BA) Tuesday said Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to order 11 787 Dreamliner and 20 737 MAX airplanes with an opportunity for additional 36 jets. This makes the the largest Boeing jet purchase by an African carrier. Boeing has also agreed to provide cabin modification services for the carriers' existing 787 Dreamliners, the company said in a statement. Boeing's Commercial Market Outlook for Africa projects the continent will need 1,025 airplanes over the next two decades. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.
November 14, 2023 18:15 UTC
The agreement, signed by Ethiopia's national carrier at the Dubai Airshow, represents the largest-ever purchase of Boeing airplanes in African history. "This order will enable us to modernize and increase our fleet in support of Ethiopian Airlines' growth plan and our Vision 2035 Strategy. The 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX demonstrate Ethiopian Airlines' environmentally conscious decisions and its commitment to serve passengers with the latest technologically advanced airplanes." The new commitment positions Ethiopian Airlines to further strengthen and diversify its fleet, which currently includes more than 80 Boeing jets. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has been the champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax's 'Best Airline in Africa Award' for six consecutive years among others.
November 14, 2023 17:55 UTC
Idea Generation: Just BlazeOn this week's episode of Idea Generation, renowned record producer Just Blaze explains how he built one of the most impressive resumes in music, taking us on a journey from his early days as a math prodigy in Paterson, New Jersey, to becoming one of the premier beatmakers in music. Having helped shape the sound of Roc-A-Fella records, he earned a reputation as one of the most sought after pens in the game and later went on to score video games.
November 14, 2023 17:29 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines announced, on Tuesday, a deal with Boeing that will see the company buy 20 737 MAX aircraft, as well as 11 additional 787 Dreamliners during the Dubai Air Show. The airline will announce an order for wide-body jets, either the Boeing 777X or Airbus A350, in the coming months, he said, declining to say how many wide-body jets it would order. "The accident on the max (737-max) that happened before four years was a very, very sad accident. It was the second involving a Boeing MAX in less than five months, and led to a worldwide grounding of all MAX jets for nearly two years. Boeing described the sale as the largest-ever purchase of Boeing aeroplanes in African history, without disclosing a price point for the deal.
November 14, 2023 16:13 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday placed an order for Boeing 737-8 MAX narrow-body jets, nearly five years after the fatal 2019 MAX aircraft crash that led to the grounding of the global fleet. In March 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX plane crashed shortly after take-off from Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. The accident followed a Lion Air 737 MAX crash in Indonesia's Java Sea five months earlier which killed all 189 people on board. Ethiopian Airlines announced the order on the second day of the week-long Dubai Airshow, where order announcements have been dominated by U.S. planemaker Boeing. Tasew said Ethiopian Airlines expects to exercise options to purchase another 21 of the narrow-body planes.
November 14, 2023 15:41 UTC