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Wed, 4 July 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of First of Thirty Boeing 737 MAX Jets

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of thirty Boeing 737 MAX jets.

 In Ethiopian Airline's configuration, its 737 MAX 8 will seat 160 passengers.

"We are glad to include the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the latest in Boeing's single-aisle series, in our young and modern fleet of over 100 aircraft with an average age of less than five years," said Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam. "The Boeing 737 MAX 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting our customers' experience. Since it is more fuel efficient than the current 737-NG, it has less carbon emission to the environment."

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8. Click to enlarge.

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,500 orders to date from 99 customers worldwide.

The 737 MAX family of aircraft is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines.

"Ethiopian Airlines continues to fly at the forefront of Africa's commercial aviation industry by operating the most advanced airplanes," said Marty Bentrott, Boeing Sales vice president for Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia & Africa. "We are honored by Ethiopian's continuing confidence in Boeing airplanes and we look forward to growing our five-decade long partnership."

With this delivery, Ethiopian's fleet of Boeing airplanes grows to 73 jets, including the 787 Dreamliner, 777, 737 MAX, and the 757 and 767.

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