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  • "Ethiopian Airlines continues to be a leader in corporate social responsibility activities in Ethiopia! Posted on 27 May 2015

    Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ethiopian Airlines have partnered with non-profit organizations, African Legal Library Project and Book world, to transport educational supplies to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on a 787 Dreamliner being delivered to the airline on May 21, 2015. This is the third of the surprisingly roomy new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Ethiopian has received. Beyond the impressive structural improvement with flatbed business class seats, the 13th B787 has the latest generation, Android-based AVANT In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system.

    The educational supplies includes 40 boxes with 720 law/legal books for Debre Markos University, Law Department and 101 e-Readers/Kindles that include protective leather cases and adapters for charging. Each e-Reader is loaded with over 1,000 educational and entertainment books, in several languages, including the native language of Ethiopia which will be donated to Human Capital Foundation, a family project that unites orphaned and abandoned children and with marginalized women in Ethiopia to create forever families and bright futures by providing stable homes, excellent education and developmental resources.

    "Ethiopian Airlines continues to be a leader in corporate social responsibility activities in Ethiopia. We are perceived as not only an airline but also as a source of vital service for the people of Ethiopia. We are proud and honored to work with Boeing to help our people and country where we have such great needs," said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

    "We are grateful for Ethiopian Airlines' longstanding partnership and their commitment to supporting humanitarian delivery flights,” said Liz Warman, director of Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship, Northwest Region. “We have a long history of together working in collaboration and using our respective resources to help deliver critical supplies and equipment to those who are in most need of them.”

    The Boeing Humanitarian Delivery Flights program is a collaborative effort between Boeing, airline customers and non-profit organizations to deliver humanitarian aid throughout the world to communities in need or crisis. Since Boeing's Humanitarian Delivery Flight program began in 1992, the company has facilitated more than 170 humanitarian delivery flights, including 10 in 2014, working in partnership with more than 50 airlines worldwide.

    Ethiopian Airlines is the first African operator of the 787, taking delivery of 13. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737, 757, 767, 777, and 787 airplanes in passenger service, and has 757, MD11 and 777 airplanes in cargo operations.

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