in Maintenance

Ethiopian Airlines and CFM International celebrate partnership

Posted 5 November 2014 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines and CFM International are celebrating a ten-year partnership.

The Ethiopian flag carrier has been a CFM customer since it began operating CFM56-7B-powered Boeing 737-700 aircraft in 2003.

The airline operates a fleet of CFM56-7B-powered Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, with three additional aircraft on order. Earlier this year, the airplane also announced an order for LEAP-1B engines to power 20 firm, 15 option Boeing 737 MAX aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in 2018. 

"It is an honor to be here today representing the CFM team as we celebrate our relationship with this fantastic airline," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "Ethiopian has worked hard to hear its much-deserved reputation for quality. The airline continues to maintain some of the best fleet reliability statistics in the industry and, in 2013, overhauled its first CFM56-7B engine. We are honored to work hand-in-glove with the team to support their 737 fleet today and look forward to introducing the new LEAP engine into this fleet in a few years."

"We are very happy to celebrate this 10 years milestone between Ethiopian and CFM partnership. I wish to thank the entire CFM team, management and employees, for the strong support they continue to give us. We have invested about 21million $ to develop the CFM engine overhaul capacity, not just for our fleet but also for those of other African airlines with the view of becoming a preferred CFM engine service facility in the continent. With Ethiopian registering fast, profitable and sustainable growth in line with its Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, we look forward to many more years of mutually beneficial partnership,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian chief executive officer.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Airbus launches new open aviation data platform to support digital

Airbus has launched a new aviation data platform in collaboration with Palantir Technologies pioneers in big-data integration and advanced analytics. Skywise aims to become the single platform of reference used by all major

PARIS AIRSHOW: GE and its JV partners receive more than $31 billion in orders

GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, led by CFM International, announced more than $31 billion (USD) in orders and commitments at this week's Paris Air Show.

Flight simulation technique centre in India purchases simulator from Flight Safety International

FlightSafety International, that has a training centre in South Africa, has signed an agreement with Flight Simulation Technique Centre (FSTC) for the purchase of a full flight simulator for the Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

Boeing raises forecast for new aircraft demand

Boeing has raised its forecast for new airplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $6.1 trillion dollars.

PARIS AIRSHOW: Farnborough International launches 2018 show

Organisers of the Farnborough International Airshow detailed their plans for the forthcoming show which will take place from 16th 22nd July 2018 at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Embraer sees market demand for 6,400 new deliveries in 70-130+ seat segment

According to the latest Market Outlook, Embraer projects a steady market demand for 6,400 new jets in the 70-130+ seat capacity category (2,280 units in the 70-90 seat segment and 4,120 units in the 90-130+ seat segment), worth USD 300

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
Global Aerospace BT28218Aviation Africa BT18418GroundHandling BT0303280917