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ETHIOPIAN HOSTS AFRICA 787 SUPPLIER TECHNICAL SUMMIT

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest African airline, in collaboration with the Boeing Company is pleased to announce that it will host ‘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. Many of the B-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.

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.”

A/Managing Director of Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Mrs. Tigist Terefe added: “we are happy to be hosting ‘Africa’s 787 Supplier Technical Summit’. Our academy is constantly gaining momentum and turn into a hub for aviation related activities in the region.”

The summit participants from the suppliers include technical experts from TC Aerospace Systems, Moog Inc., Parker Hannifin, Honeywell, JAMCO Aircraft Maintenance Company, Triumph Engineering Co Ltd, Zodiac Aerospace, GE Aviation, Aviall, Thales Group, and Eaton.

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