Ethiopian, Italian Firm Open Blanket Manufacturing Facility

Sep 24 , 2022

The national carrier has inaugurated a facility for the manufacturing of insulation blankets for Boeing 737-MAX aircraft at its hub in Addis Abeba Bole International Airport. The facility is part of a joint venture between the Ethiopian Airlines Group and Geven Sky Tecno, a division of the Italy-based Geven Group. Ethiopian Airlines holds a 51pc stake in the venture dubbed "Ethiopian Sky Technologies." Ethiopian reinstated the 737-MAX to its fleet last February, nearly three years after the model was grounded following a crash that claimed the lives of 149 passengers and eight crew members. It has since introduced several routes using the aircraft, including flights to Athens and Istanbul. The national carrier has five 737-MAX 8 aircraft stored in its hangars in Addis Abeba.



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