AerCap Delivers First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Ethiopian Airlines
NOV 1, 2017 - 6:02 am
AerCap delivered a new Boeing 787-9 to Ethiopian Airlines. The airline will be the first in Africa to operate the 787-9 aircraft. AerCap has already delivered three 787-8 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines.
AerCap is the world’s largest customer of the 787 aircraft, with a total of 116 owned and on order.
AerCap president and CCO Philip Scruggs said, “AerCap is very proud to deliver to Ethiopian Airlines their first 787-9 aircraft, as the airline continues to lead the way in African aviation. The 787-9 will complement Ethiopian’s existing fleet of 787-8 aircraft bringing further operational efficiencies and scope to enhance their existing network. We thank our friends and partners at Ethiopian Airlines for their continued confidence in AerCap and wish them every success as they continue to optimize their fleet.”
“We are proud to celebrate yet another first with the introduction of the cutting-edge 787-9 into our young and fast growing fleet,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “Today, the 787 is the core of our fleet with 20 aircraft in service. Our investment in the latest technology airplanes is part of our Vision 2025 strategy and our commitment to our esteemed customers to offer complete on-board comfort. We will continue to invest in the most advanced aircraft to give our customers the best possible travel experience.”
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