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Hundreds Of Pilots Are Suing Boeing Over Cover-Up Of Plane Flaws

AFRICANGLOBE - More than 400 Boeing 737 Max pilots are suing the company over what they allege was an "unprecedented cover-up" of "known design flaws" in the plane, and over the financial losses they face as the plane remains grounded after two fatal crashes. A class-action lawsuit was filed against Boeing on Friday "for financial and other losses arising from the circumstances and grounding of the MAX fleet," according to the two law firms representing the pilots, based in Chicago and Australia.

Desperate Boeing Is Playing The Racism Card Against Ethiopian Airlines

AFRICANGLOBE - Broke Boeing's bet? If the race card can be a way out of a crisis that has its foundations in a design flaw, let's use it. Seeing that there's no end in sight to the grounding of its highly profitable plane, and that major banks are downgrading the value of its stock, and that the company has no money because it was mostly spent in stock buybacks that transferred its capital to execs and speculators, cornered Boeing decided to pull out the race card.

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Six More Dreamliners

AFRICANGLOBE - Boeing announced at the Paris air show on Wednesday that Ethiopian Airlines was the unidentified customer behind a previously announced order for six 787-8 Dreamliners, worth $1.3 billion at list prices.

Boeing Partners With SA Airways To Make Jet Fuel From Tobacco

AFRICANGLOBE - In order to promote green energy and cut carbon emissions, South African Airways and US plane manufacturer Boeing have announced plans to develop jet fuel from a tobacco plant, known as Solaris, tobe produced by alternative jet fuel maker SkyNRG.

Ethiopian Airlines Seeks Fleet Upgrade As It Studies New Routes

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is looking to add single-aisle and wide-body planes to feed an expansion as it studies Los Angeles, Madrid and Jakarta for future destinations, its chief executive officer said.

Boeing Still Chasing African C-17 Sale

AFRIANGLOBE - The Boeing Company still views South Africa as a prime candidate to be the first African country to purchase its C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter. Described by Boeing as the most advanced military airlift aircraft in the world, Boeing has been actively marketing the C-17 to the South African Government and Air Force

Ethiopian Airlines Adds Three B787s

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced today that Ethiopian Airlines, one of the...

Boeing Delivers Africa’s First 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines

Boeing today delivered the first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines marking the first 777F to be operated by an African carrier. Today's 777F is...

Ethiopian Airlines Unveils Dreamliner

One of Africa's fastest growing airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, has formally unveiled its latest acquisition - the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner in Harare. The arrival of the...

Ethiopian Airlines Blazes African Trail

Ethiopian Airlines fleet has grown to become the envy of its neighbors. It recently took delivery of five Boeing 777-200LRs, and it holds orders for 12 Airbus A350-900s and 10 Boeing 787s, putting it well ahead of several “developed world” players

First 787 Dreamliners to Hit Africa in 2012

The Ethiopian Airlines will be the first to operate the 787 Dreamliner in Africa, Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said. While in Seattle to meet with...

Mozambique’s National Airline’s Operating Profits Up By 15 Per Cent

The publicly owned Mozambique Airlines (LAM) increased its operating profits by 15 per cent in 2011, according to a Monday press release from LAM. The...

Boeing to Offer Pilot Training Program in Africa

Aviation news reports that Boeing is expanding its partnerships in Africa and announced that it had reached agreement to jointly offer a comprehensive pilot training program with 43 Air School (Pty) Ltd., Africa's largest flight training organization.

Ethiopian Airlines Receives Its First of 10 Boeing 737-800s Aircraft

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has received its first next-generation Boeing 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior on 22 November 2011. This is the first 737-800 with Boeing Sky Interior of ten to be delivered over the next four years.

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Four Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines today announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters, making Ethiopian Airlines the first African carrier to order the twin-engine freighter.