Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines agree order for five 777 Freighters

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered five 777 Freighters ©Boeing

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it is expanding its 777 Freighter fleet with the purchase of five new aircraft to add to its current fleet of nine 777 Freighters. The African carrier also operates three 737-800 converted freighters.

The 777 Freighter has a range of 4,970 nm (9,200 km), a capacity of 107 tonnes (235,900 lbs) and the twin-engine freighter has a 17% lower fuel burn than previous Boeing freighter aircraft. Ethiopian Airway’s is the world’s fourth-largest carrier by destinations served and provides dedicated cargo services to 66 centres connecting Africa with Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

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