Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner yesterday (August 14).
The carrier’s CEO Tewolde GebreMariam commented: “We are pleased to be the first airline in the world outside [of] Japan to receive this technologically advanced aircraft. This aeroplane is going to move Ethiopian Airlines to the forefront of aviation leadership around the globe.”
The Dreamliner is composed of lightweight composites and features numerous system, engine and aerodynamic advancements to improve its efficiency. It is the first mid-sized aircraft capable of flying long-distance routes.
Ethiopian will fly the aircraft to Washington where it will be on display before making its inaugural revenue flight from Dulles International Airport to Bole Addis Ababa International Airport.
The airline has nine more 787 Dreamliners remaining on order.
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