Airline's 19 th flight is the most of any carrier involved in Boeing's Humanitarian
Delivery Flight program
EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 27, 2014 – Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Ethiopian Airlines have
partnered with non-profit organizations, Seattle Anesthesia Outreach and Evangelical
Africa Mission Outreach, to transport 7,300 pounds (3,311 kilograms) of medical
and educational supplies to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on a newly delivered
777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane.
The 777-300ER delivered to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for lease to
Ethiopian Airlines, was loaded with a variety of medical equipment and supplies
for the Black Lion Hospital, the largest general hospital in Ethiopia, along with
more than 100 computers donated by the Bellevue, Wash. School District for use at
Ethiopia's Goba High School.
"Ethiopian attaches the highest importance to its corporate social responsibility
and its duty to give back to the community it serves. This is Ethiopian 19 th humanitarian
flight in partnership with Boeing. We pledge to continue such humanitarian flights
and to do even more in the future, as we expand our fleet.", said CEO of Ethiopian,
Tewolde Gebremariam. This latest flight is part of Boeing's long-running Humanitarian
Delivery Flights program that began in 1992. Since then, the program has worked
in partnership with nearly 50 different carriers worldwide to undertake more than
150 humanitarian flights. Ethiopian Airlines has been a significant partner on the
program, undertaking the highest number of humanitarian flights of any airline with
19 in total. In the past 10 years alone, the Addis Abba-based carrier has transported
around 150,000 pounds (68,039 kilograms) of humanitarian supplies, which is approximately
the equivalent weight of 10 fully grown African elephants.
"We are grateful for Ethiopian Airlines' longstanding partnership and their commitment
to bringing supplies to local communities," said Elizabeth Warman, director of Boeing
Global Corporate Citizenship for the Northwest region. "Their dedication is humbling
and it is our honor to support them in this work."
This airplane is the second 777-300ER to join the Ethiopian Airlines fleet, which
is made up of nearly 50 Boeing airplanes, including Next-Generation 737s, 757s,
767s, 777s, and 787 Dreamliners. The airline's cargo fleet includes 757 and 777
Freighters and MD-11s, with the Ethiopian-flag carrier enjoying a relationship with
Boeing that spans over half a century.
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