January 16, 2015
Ethiopian becomes first airline in Africa to own and operate the B787 Dreamliner Full Flight Simulator
Continuing with its aviation technology leadership in Africa, Ethiopian has acquired the first ever B787 Dreamliner full flight simulator in Africa. The installation and build-up of the full flight Simulator is in progress at Ethiopian’s main Hub in Addis Ababa and the first pilot training in the B787 flight simulator will start in March, 2015. Ethiopian was the first airline in the world outside Japan to receive and operate the B787 Dreamliner in August 2012. Currently, the airline is the largest operator of the B787 in Africa. With the installation of the B787 flight simulator, Ethiopian will be the first in Africa to give full flight simulator training for pilots on the B787 aircraft.