Boeing Delivers Africa’s First 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines

Boeing has delivered a 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines, the first African carrier to operate the aircraft type.  The aircraft is being leased from GECAS.  A statement from the airline said that the delivery marked a new era in its cargo operations, by increasing its tonnage and range capabilities.
The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR passenger aircraft and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070km) with a full payload of 112 tons.  The 777F has a high-cargo density and 10ft (3.1m) interior height.
Last month, Ethiopian Airlines became the first airline outside of Japan to receive the Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger aircraft.  It was also the first African carrier to operate the 777-200LR in 2010.
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