Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has received the 2013
"GOLD Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award" for its outstanding performance at the Wire Kits Harness
Manufacturing Plant. This is the second Gold award the plant has received from Boeing. The
Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior
Ethiopian established the aircraft wire production plant in July 2009. The plant manufactures
certified seat to seat aircraft interior wires of different types and supplies them to Boeing,
which uses the wires for 737, 747, 767 and 777 jet aircraft. Yet, the majority of the wires, close
to 85%, are produced for the ultra-long range 777-200 LRs.
"Obtaining Gold level Boeing performance excellence award is a testimony of Ethiopian high
standard and capabilities in the skill driven aviation industry. The pursuit of excellence is not just
a hallmark of our wire kits harness manufacturing plant. It is also the defining characteristic of
Ethiopian and the bedrock of its continued success in all areas of its global operations," said CEO
Ethiopian Airlines Wire Kit Harness Manufacturing Plant is one of only 124 suppliers to be
awarded the Gold level recognition among thousands of Boeing suppliers.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in
the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading
carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network
operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 79 international destinations
across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly
aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR
Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in
Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will
see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian
Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian
Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services;
and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an
average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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