Ethiopian Airlines records Africa’s first conversion of B767 passenger aircraft into freighter

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the completion of passenger to freighter conversion of one of its three B767 aircraft with partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) having launched a B767-300ER freighter conversion line at Ethiopian MRO facilities in Addis Ababa.

The airline had introduced the aircraft models in 2004 saying the conversion is aimed at replacing the ageing airplanes with ultramodern and technologically-advanced passenger aircraft to provide utmost comfort and convenience for passengers.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Israel Aerospace Industries and become the first African carrier to successfully complete the passenger to -cargo conversion of B767 aircraft. As a fast growing airline, our partnership with IAI, one of the global technology leaders in the Aerospace industry, is crucial in technology and skill transferring the field of maintenance, repair and overhaul.”