Dressed in its eye-catching livery, Ethiopian Airlines' newest 767-300ER lifted off from Everett's Paine Field en route to its new operating base in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ihssane Mounir, regional sales director for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, commented, "It's always a proud moment for both Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing when we see how our months of effort and cooperation culminate with the delivery of a new airplane."
Ethiopian Airlines plays a key role in the sub-Saharan African region, where it has established a maintenance center capable of performing all heavy checks. The center has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
The airline has three additional Boeing airplanes on order: a 767-300ER and two 737-700s. Ethiopian Airlines operates a Boeing-dominated fleet that now includes six 767-300ERs, one 767-200, four 757s and three 737s.