Freight Ethiopian Airlines announces order for four Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices at the Dubai Airshow 2017. The deal includes a new order for two freighters. It also includes two freighters the airline announced as a commitment in June that finalized into a firm order and posted on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website this month.

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"This airplane order will provide Ethiopian's Cargo & Logistics business with enhanced cargo capacity and better operating economics as we continue to build one of the largest cargo terminals in the world," said Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, who signed for the new airplanes at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "Operating high-performance airplanes such as the 777 Freighter is a reflection of our commitment to expand and support the growing imports and exports of our country and the African continent."

With nearly 100 airplanes in operation, Ethiopian flies one of the largest fleets in Africa, including Boeing 737s, 757s, 767s, 777s, and 787s. 

The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger jet and can fly up to 9,070 kilometers with a full payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

Ethiopian Cargo is one of the largest network cargo operator in Africa with six 777 and two 757 Freighters serving 39 cargo destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

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