Wings Of Reliability, Ethiopian Airlines’ Strategic Partnership With Air France Industries

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Enhancing Safety And Efficiency For The Boeing 777 Fleet

Ethiopian Airlines Group, one of the fastest-growing global airline brands, has joined forces with AFI KLM E&M, a major player in aircraft maintenance and repair services, to enhance the reliability and safety of its Boeing 777 fleet. The two aviation giants have entered into an agreement for comprehensive Component Support, focusing on Ethiopian Airlines’ entire 777 fleet, which includes up to 25 aircraft.

Under this strategic partnership, AFI KLM E&M will provide Ethiopian Airlines with comprehensive coverage of all major components, including rotable spares and component repairs. The program encompasses the 777-200LR, 777-300ER, and 777F variants. By leveraging AFI KLM E&M’s expertise, Ethiopian Airlines can concentrate on delivering safe and reliable air travel to its passengers while optimizing maintenance costs and operational efficiency.

Key Benefits for Ethiopian Airlines

Safety and Reliability: With AFI KLM E&M’s support, Ethiopian Airlines ensures adherence to the utmost safety and reliability standards. Passengers can trust that their flights are in capable hands.

Operational Excellence: The seamless component support program enables Ethiopian Airlines to focus on its core mission; providing exceptional air travel experiences.

Anne Brachet, Executive Vice President of Air France – KLM Engineering & Maintenance, expressed her honour at being selected by Ethiopian Airlines. She stated that the journey toward reliability and comprehensive component support services for the entire 777 fleet had begun, reinforcing operational excellence in the skies.

Géry Mortreux, Executive Vice President of Air France Industries, emphasized their dedication to quality and innovation. As a trusted partner in the aviation sector, AFI KLM E&M aims to ensure Ethiopian Airlines’ seamless operations and elevate the global aviation ecosystem.

Ethiopian Airlines currently operates 20 Boeing 777 aircraft and recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of eight 777-9 passenger airplanes, with the potential for up to 12 additional orders. As the first African airline to order and operate the Boeing 777-200LR, Ethiopian Airlines has been at the forefront of aviation excellence since 2010.

With this new Component Support Program, Ethiopian Airlines continues its commitment to safety, efficiency, and sustainable global aviation. The skies await, and Ethiopian Airlines is ready to soar!

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Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft. Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world by providing safe, secured, market driven and customer focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has been the champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years among others. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years. For more at:

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