Ethiopian Airlines

Employment: Take these broken wings and learn to fly

Photo©MONIRUl BHUIYAN/AFPDon't say it too loud: government can run some businesses well, as long as it is done at arm's length. Ethiopian Airlines posted $148m in profit last year, eclipsing the combined $100m that all other public and private African carriers reported.

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines, SA firm in aerospace joint venture

Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines group. Photo©Elias Asmare/AP/SIPAEthiopian Airlines has signed an agreement with a South African company that will see the two firms forming a joint venture that will spearhead a new aerospace manufacturing entity in Ethiopia.

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines says looking at A350-1000 and Boeing 777X

Photo©Gene J. Puskar/AP/SIPAEthiopian Airlines is weighing whether to expand its fleet with the 366-seat Airbus A350-1000 or the latest version of the 777 long-haul jet built by its traditional supplier Boeing, widely known as the 777X, its chief executive said.

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines receives Africa's first Airbus A350

Tewolde Gebremariam, group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says the new aircraft is a testimony of the airline's commitment. Photo©JA Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday took delivery of its first Airbus A350 plane in the French aeronautics city of Toulouse, becoming the first African carrier to own the new-generation wide-body aircraft.

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New Ethiopian Airlines academy launch at the forefront of African aviation development

Photo©Ethiopian Airlines AcademyEthiopian Airlines has inaugurated it's the refurbished aviation academy, rebuilt at a cost of $100 million. The rebuilt academy, the airline said on Sunday, will increase its annual intake capacity to 4,000 students.

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Engine failure forces Ethiopian Dreamliner to make emergency landing

File photo©ReutersAn Ethiopian Airlines plane, with 300 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday morning after one of its engines shut down.

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U.S. EXIM Bank saga risks Boeing jet orders - Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told Boeing that uncertainty about the future of the bank had put Boeing Ethiopian Airlines told Boeing Co in a letter that the shutdown of the U.S. Export-Import Bank raised concerns about the airline's ability to take delivery of Boeing jets already ordered and would force it to reevaluate future orders.

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Ethiopian Airlines: Ex-Im Bank saga creates risk for US Boeing jet orders

File Photo©ReutersEthiopian Airlines told Boeing Co that the shutdown of the U.S. Export-Import Bank has triggered concerns about the airline's ability to take delivery of Boeing jets already ordered, and would force it to reevaluate future orders.

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines mulls aircraft orders to double fleet

Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Tewolde GebreMariam. Photo©Jeune AfriqueAs part of plans to nearly double its fleet, Ethiopian Airlines is considering placing orders for Boeing 777-X , Airbus 350-1000 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

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In Somaliland, the hopeful look skyward

Hargeisa’s Egal airport is strategically placed for air links to the Gulf States. Photo©Photo12/AlamyWhile governments do not recognise Somaliland's independence from Somalia, the region's investment in airport improvements could have far-reaching effects.

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Ethiopian Airlines to buy six Dreamliners

File photo©ReutersEthiopian Airlines is set to buy six more 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft after striking a deal with Boeing at the Paris Air Show.

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See Ethiopia's capital, think Dubai

the rock-cut churches at lalibela attract pilgrims and tourists alike. Photo©Franck GUIZIOU/HEMIS.FREmirates is both an inspiration and a competitor for Ethiopian Airlines, which seeks to benefit from a major government drive to promote investment in tourism.

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UAE-Africa: Dubai is back

Egypt’s head of state Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi shows Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, his plan for a new Cairo. Photo©APA Images/Zuma/REAWith lessons seemingly learned from the collapse of and delays to major projects during the financial crisis, Dubai and its African partners are looking to launch a new period of cooperation in trade and investment.

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Ethiopian hijack pilot sentenced in absentia

File photo©ReutersMore than a year after his arrest in Switzerland, an Ethiopian court found a co-pilot, who hijacked an Ethiopian airline bound for Rome, guilty and convicted him of the crime in absentia.

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Ethiopian Airlines secures ING loan for new aircraft

Photo©ReutersEthiopian Airlines has secured a $41.4 million seven-year loan from ING Capital LLC for the acquisition of two Boeing 777 cargo aircraft, the airline revealed on Thursday.

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Ethiopian Airlines eyes African aviation liberalisation in 2015

Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, says heavy taxation and poor infrastructure, meant African carriers had not developed as fast as they shouldEthiopian Airlines hopes a decision to open up intra-African aviation routes will be fully implemented in 2015, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday.

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Ethiopian Airlines to decide on $3 bn plane order by June end

CEO of Ethiopian Airlines,  Tewolde Gebremariam. Photo©Jeune AfriqueEthiopian Airlines will decide in June on whether to place an order for 30 narrow-body Airbus or Boeing jets as part of fleet its expansion plans, the company's chief executive said on Sunday.

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Ethiopian airlines gets new dreamliner as it forges ahead with expansion strategy

Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says the carrier has the youngest fleet in Africa with an average age of seven years. Photo©TAREthiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its seventh B787 Dreamliner as it forges ahead with its expansion strategy.

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Kenya invites Ethiopian firms to raise funds through Nairobi bourse

Kenya has offered Ethiopian companies a chance to raise funds and trade their shares on the Nairobi bourse in a move that could give them access to capital without compromising Addis Ababa's closed economy policy.

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Ethiopian Airlines' strategic partner, Malawi Airlines launches international flight

Tewolde Gebremariam CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says intra-African partnership is critical for the emergence of a globally competitive indigenous African airline industryEthiopian Airlines on Friday announced that its strategic partner for the southern Africa region, Malawian Airlines, had made its first international flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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