Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have teamed up once more to deliver humanitarian aid to those in need; this time, more than 12,000 pounds of supplies were flown to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, using the airline's three recently delivered 737-8 aircraft.
According to Mesfin Tasew, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, "Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have a long history of working together on humanitarian flights.
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"We are proud to collaborate with their team to bring this support home to Addis Ababa once more, as this is our 43rd humanitarian delivery with Boeing."
Boeing's Everett and Seattle Delivery Centers dispatched humanitarian delivery flights with books, medical supplies, and school supplies for those in need on November 24, November 26, and December 4.
The Global Ethiopian Diaspora Action Group (GEDAG) donated surgical gloves, which the Pharmaceutical Supply Agency of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health will share.
The Humanitarian Flight Program, which has existed for 30 years, has, in the words of Cheri Carter, vice president of Boeing Global Engagement, "helped thousands of people in need access critical care items and humanitarian aid."
"These flights are the most recent in a long line of services Ethiopian Airlines has provided for the Ethiopian people, and we are appreciative of their ongoing partnership," the statement reads.
To help move humanitarian aid supplies on freshly delivered aircraft with otherwise empty cargo holds, Boeing and its clients established the Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program in 1992.
More than 200 humanitarian delivery flights have taken place so far. Since the program's inception, more than 1.7 million pounds of essential supplies have been delivered.
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Concerning Ethiopian Airlines
The airline with the fastest growth in Africa is Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian). Ethiopian Airlines has operated for over 75 years and has become among the top airlines on the continent, unmatched in effectiveness and operational success.
With the newest and most advanced fleet serving over 130 international passenger and cargo destinations on five continents, Ethiopia controls the most significant share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network.
The Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-8, Freighter, and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin make up Ethiopian's ultra-modern fleet, which has an average fleet age of seven years.