Two days after taking delivery of its first Airbus A350, Ethiopian Airlines has received its 14th Boeing 787 Dreamliner named "Colonel Robinson", on 01 July 2016 carrying humanitarian aid.
Ethiopian has joined with Boeing to deliver medical supplies donated from HANDS (Horn of Africa Neonatal Development Services) to Jimma University, Bahir Dar University, and Colleges of Public Health to support much needed medical supplies to neonatal units. Moreover, additional of 2500 higher-education book from the Ethiopian Historical Conservation Council has also been delivered to Axum University.
Ethiopian, an aviation technology leader in Africa, was the first airline in the world outside Japan to receive and operate B787 Dreamliner, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft back in August 2012.
Ethiopian is proud to be amongst the carriers with the highest number of Humanitarian Delivery Flights program in Boeing. This is Ethiopian’s 27th free delivery flight supporting generously transporting relief aid.
Ethiopian has leased additional 2 B787-8 aircraft from AWAS. These aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000-D engines. It accommodates 24 Cloud 9 and 246 Economy seats. The Cloud 9 seats are equipped with full flat (180 degree) Diamond seat from BE aerospace and Thales Top Avant IFE system.