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Ethiopian completes initial 767-300ER freighter conversion

By David Kaminski-Morrow

Ethiopian Airlines is completed the freighter conversion of an initial Boeing 767-300ER in co-operation with Israel Aerospace Industries.

The work was performed within the carrier’s maintenance facilities at its Addis Ababa base.

Ethiopian says it began introducing the 767s in 2004 and the twinjets are being replaced by more modern types, such as the 787, in the passenger role.

β€œConversion of the aircraft into freighters also boosts the airline’s cargo shipment capacity and enhances its service,” it adds.

Ethiopian disclosed a modification tie-up with IAI just over a year ago.

β€œAs a fast growing airline, our partnership with IAI – one of the global technology leaders in the aerospace industry – is crucial in technology and skill transfer in the field of maintenance, repair and overhaul,” says Ethiopian group chief Mesfin Tasew.

β€œThe converted 767 aircraft will augment our growing local and international cargo destinations with more load capacities.

β€œWe have been working to expand our cargo operation as demand is expected to grow with the establishment of e-commerce hub in Addis Ababa.”

Ethiopian had previously modified around 25 of its twin-aisle passenger aircraft to serve temporarily as freighters for medical supplies during the pandemic.

It commenced conversion of the first 767 into a full freighter at its capital facility early this year, while a second aircraft has reached the point of door-cutting.

2 thoughts on “Ethiopian completes initial 767-300ER freighter conversion”

  1. Subject: “Ethiopian completes initial 767-300ER freighter conversion” By David
    Kaminski-Morrow, October 12, 2022

    Delightful Nostalgia
    a). What a pleasure reading the progress of Ethiopian Airlines.

    b). Ethiopian Airlines has been my most favourable company in the WORLD

    c) It the top most business organizations in Ethiopia and among the top most
    Airlines around the Globe.

    d) I know Ethiopian Airlines closely without ever being its employee.

    e). OK, EAL!!! KEEP ON FLYING STRAIGHT UP AS AN ADMIRABLE
    EXAMPLE OF ETHIOPIA OF BLACK AFRICA.

    f). THAT IS A GLARING DELIGHTFUL FACT β€” NO BODY CAN DENY.

    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
    Post Script
    May I daringly drift and mention a concern that I have on the political situation in Ethiopia, instigated by side liners for their own agenda. In that process β€” it is sad to note β€” Ethiopians, uncharacteristically, are being dragged into fighting EACH OTHER for the benefit of others. Wow! Wow! Wow!

  2. I had said this several times in the past and I gonna tell these bigots again.
    I say to that professor Dr. James Watson, eat your heart out!!! Satoshi Kanazawa take a bite, you fool !!!! Satoshi Kanazawa, eat your hearts out!!! In your face Frank Ellis, Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray!!! Satoshi Kanazawa, Eat your hearts out!!! In your face all of you bigots as Richard Herrnstein (I can’t believe this one thinking that he is the target of bigotry himself) and Charles Murray!!!! Your racist Bell Curve? Just like Mel Brooks saying in Blazing Saddles, Up Yours!!! I bet you all of these bigots do not know how to fix the throttle body in your cars or even change the tires. O Boy! I despise bigots!!! Ok Satoshi Kanazawa!!! In your bigoted face!!!! How About You Looking At the Moon and Eating Your Crow!!!
    Nuff said!!!!

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