- Details of the MoU and what the two aviation companies are working together on
- A statement from the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines on being the new Aviation hub of Africa
Ethiopian Airlines Group and the Boeing company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on making Ethiopia an aviation hub for Africa. Building on the two parties’ seventy years of shared history in aviation, the MoU’s purpose is to name Ethiopia as Africa’s aviation hub. Boeing has recognized Ethiopian as a global aviation leader in the continent, so the two companies aim to mutually benefit the world with this aviation partnership. To realize their shared vision, Ethiopian and Boeing have agreed to work in partnership in four areas of strategic areas which are: Industrial Development, Advanced Aviation Training, Educational Partnership, and Leadership Development in a span of three years. To this effect, joint multidisciplinary teams have been established to implement the strategic partnership and important milestones have already been registered.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, “I am very much thrilled not only to sign this historic MoU with our long-standing aviation partner, Boeing but also to the implementation of milestones. We have been working in collaboration with Boeing on different large-scale projects in aviation for more than 70 years to serve the continent of Africa and this partnership expands and builds our capability in multiple fields. I have firm conviction that with our dedication in its implementation, the MoU will successfully attain its goal of positioning Ethiopia as the continent’s aviation hub. We highly value the critical role of our American partner companies in accomplishing our goals and we will continue to work with key American aviation players like Boeing, GE, Pratt and Whitney and Collins Aerospace etc… in our journey towards excellence in aviation”