Ethiopian Airlines inaugurates three wide body paint and maintenance hangars

Accra, Africa's largest Aviation Group, Ethiopian Airlines, will inaugurate three more wide body hangars during the International Civil Aviation Organization Symposium which Ethiopia is hosting from 11-13 April, 2017.

A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines, said the facility is equipped with the State of the Art tele-platforms and tail docks.

It has a full Paint and General Maintenance hangar along with 15,000 Square metres backside offices, different shops and 105,000sq.m hangar apron area, each facility is capable of accommodating 1-B747-800 at a time or more other type of aircraft in different arrangements.

The third hangar is also capable of accommodating 1-B777-200 or 3-B737 Aircraft at a time.

Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO, said: "Foundational infrastructure development is one of the four pillars of our fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategic roadmap, Vision 2025."

He said to further complement their steady growth and attain our goal in being the leading Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service provider in Africa, the Airline has been making massive infrastructure development projects to modernize and expand existing MRO facilities at a total cost of USD 115 million.

"Beyond ensuring self-sufficiency, completion of these maintenance hangars will surely enhance our capability to cope up with the 21st century new aviation developments and offer third party services," Mr GebreMariam said.

Currently, the Airline has provided a complete total care maintenance service for ASKY, Malawian, RwandAir, Congo Airways, Ceiba Intercontinental, CamAir-Company and Jambojet Airlines.

"We have also extended our services to a number of operators based in Africa, Middle East, Far East and Central Asia. Moreover, this milestone is also a symbol of our successful partnership with AVIC International and EXIM Bank of China and I hope this accomplishment will be replicated in Ethiopian 5-Star Hotel project which is now 40 per cent complete," he said

Ethiopian MRO is accredited by FAA, EASA, and ECAA and is currently offering dependable services; Base Maintenance, Line Maintenance, Engine Maintenance, Component Maintenance, Calibration Services, Engineering Services, Structure & Composite Maintenance, Aircraft Stripping & Painting, and Wire Harness Manufacturing.

Furthermore, Ethiopian MRO is Boeing and Bombardier approved facility and proved its performance excellence by securing Bombardier's Airline Reliability Performance Award for 5 years in a row. The facility is also an approved maintenance facility by General Electric for overhaul maintenance of CFM56-3 and -7B engines.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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