The largest, most profitable and fastest-growing African Airline, Ethiopian, has made its business class cabin more comfortable by retrofitting all its Boeing 777 fleet with 180° business class full flat beds. In its strong belief in continuous improvement in customer services both on ground and in the air, Ethiopian invested over US$4 million in the retrofitting program. The retrofitting was performed at its own MRO center and with its own engineers. The successful completion of the retrofitting program demonstrates the in- house capabilities of Ethiopian MRO Services.
Our Business Class passengers can now enjoy full flat beds to rest during their flights which cris cross multiple continents like between Beijing, China to Sao Paulo, Brazil with only one stop and a couple of hours stay in our newly renovated and expanded world class lounge in Addis Ababa.
Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO Ethiopian Airlines said, “I would like to congratulate our MRO team for the outstanding performance and for the job well done. On the other hand we are very pleased to provide our passengers with the best on-board experience especially on our long-haul routes. Ethiopian Airlines has made the choice of purchasing the 180°flat business class seats because of the enhanced customer satisfaction they bring. Our business passengers will be able to sleep and arrive fresh to their destinations fully rested and ready to take on business after a good night’s sleep.
MD MRO Ethiopian Airlines Group, Zemene Nega, remarked, “We are pleased to successfully complete the retrofitting project on our B777 fleet with our in-house capability which is a testament of Ethiopian self-sufficiency in trained aviation professionals. We have made huge investments to accomplish the retrofitting project which encompasses; modifying seats to full flat laying positions, rearranging passenger service, rework on IFE and software change.”