Ethiopian Inks MoU For Purchase  Order of Boeing 777X-9 Aircraft 

Addis Ababa, March 5/2024 (ENA) Ethiopian Airlines Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) tonight with Boeing Company purchase order of some 20 Boeing 777X-9 passenger aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mesfin Tassew, and Drad McMullen, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Commercial and Sales Marketing signed the MoU.

During the signing ceremony, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tassew said that the purchase order makes Ethiopian the first to order the largest twin-engine aircraft in Africa.

The lowest price of the total 20 Boeing 777X-9 passenger aircraft will cost Ethiopian about 11 billion US dollars, it was indicated.

The CEO added that this ultra-modern aircraft is the largest in the history of Ethiopian Airlines.
According to Mesfin, of the 20 Boeing 777X-9 passenger aircraft, the order of 8 aircraft has been confirmed.
He also revealed that Ethiopia will receive three of the aircraft in 2027, another three in 2029, and the remaining two by 2030.

The CEO pointed out that Ethiopian purchase orders from Boeing thus far have reached 104.
Ethiopian Air Force Commander and Board chairperson of Ethiopian Airlines, Lieutenant General Yilma Merdasa, and US Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ervin Jose Massinga as well as other dignitaries attended the signing ceremony.

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