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Ethiopian Airlines Hosts Africa 787 Supplier Technical Summit

One of Africa’s leading carriers, Ethiopian Airlines, in collaboration with the Boeing Company is hosting ‘Africa 787 Supplier Technical Summit’ from 7-9 June 2016.

This technical summit is for the entire African region and includes Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc and others.

Managing Director of Ethiopian MRO, Ato Zemene Nega, said: "The Summit will create a convenient opportunity for individual suppliers to meet with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc and Boeing during the 3-day event. There will also be time provided for side meetings with individual airlines as requested."

Many Boeing 787 aircraft components and parts suppliers in the industry will participate in the conference. The aim for the summit is to ensure the supply chain is well-equipped and quickly resolves issues and fully support the growing 787 fleet in the region.

Currently, Ethiopian has 13 Boeing 787 aircraft in the fleet and 8 on order. It is the largest operator of the Boeing 787 fleet in Africa.

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