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Boeing and FASESA Graduate 300 Space Program Students in Africa

Boeing and FASESA Graduate 300 Space Program Students in Africa

The first cohort of the Pathways to Space program, an educational initiative organized by the Future African Space Explorers STEM Academy (FASESA) and Boeing [NYSE:BA], celebrated their graduation on July 10, 2024, in Ethiopia. Over five months of immersive learning, 312 students from 63 schools across Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania, including 50% girls, developed a keen interest in the space industry, shaping their career aspirations. Pascal Chidozi, a 16-year-old graduate from Nigeria, shared his experience: "Participating in the Pathways to Space program has been a life-changing experience for me. Building payloads, testing them, and learning about satellite operations has deepened…
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Ethiopian Airlines Expands Fleet with Boeing 777X Jets

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Fleet with Boeing 777X Jets

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the acquisition of the latest Boeing 777-9 airplanes, signaling a significant expansion of the carrier's widebody fleet. The agreement encompasses the purchase of eight 777-9 passenger airplanes initially, with the potential for up to 12 additional jets by Ethiopian, Africa's largest airline. This strategic move positions Ethiopian Airlines as the first 777X customer in Africa and underscores its commitment to enhancing its modern fleet, following its landmark 2023 order for 11 787 Dreamliner and 20 737…
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Boeing appoints Henok Teferra as Managing Director for Africa

Boeing appoints Henok Teferra as Managing Director for Africa

Based in Addis Ababa, Teferra Shawl positioned to strengthen Boeing operations and relationships across the African continent. Boeing has appointed Henok Teferra Shawl as the new managing director for Boeing Africa to strengthen the company's operations and relationships across the African continent. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Henok Teferra Shawl reports to Kuljit Ghata-Aura, president of Boeing Middle East, Türkiye, Africa, and Central Asia (METACA). In his new role, Teferra will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Boeing plans to open an office early 2024. With an impressive career history in aviation, regulatory affairs and government relations, Teferra Shawl is…
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Ethiopian Airlines Agrees to buy 78 Boeing and Airbus Jets

Ethiopian Airlines Agrees to buy 78 Boeing and Airbus Jets

The agreement is to buy 11 787 Dreamliners, 20 737 MAX, with opportunity for 36 more jets, represents the largest Boeing jet purchase by an African carrier. And Ethiopian and Airbus aviation Technology Company signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 11 Airbus A350-900s. Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to buy 11 787 Dreamliner and 20 737 MAX airplanes with an opportunity for 15 and 21 additional jets, respectively. The agreement, signed by Ethiopia's national carrier at the Dubai Airshow, represents the largest-ever purchase of Boeing airplanes in African history. "We are pleased to announce that Ethiopian Airlines has reached a deal with Boeing…
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Ethiopian Airlines in negotiation with Airbus and Boeing to buy 26 planes

Ethiopian Airlines in negotiation with Airbus and Boeing to buy 26 planes

Ethiopia Airlines Group will take delivery of eight of the 26 aircraft it has ordered in a few months, the chief executive officer of the organization said. Mr. Mesfin Tasew the CEO pointed out that, the airline is in negotiations to buy an additional 26 new planes from Boeing and Airbus companies. The airline has announced that it will take delivery of eight aircraft over the next few months. Among the purchased planes, the airline will take delivery of eight passenger planes in a few months, he said. He stated that, the rest of the passenger planes will arrive at…
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Boeing and Think Young trains 60 Ethiopians

Boeing and Think Young trains 60 Ethiopians

The training was conducted in collaboration with Think Young and the American Aviation company,Boeing. The training was given to 60 students from 20 schools in Addis Ababa and abroad. The training, which was given to those over seven years of age, was designed with the intention of helping young students to introduce with technology. The training given to the youngsters focused on website development, robotics, coding and artificial intelligence. The international aviation organization, Boeing is part of the training and provided financial support. Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President of Boeing Middle , Turkey and Africa, said the training is part of Boeing’s…
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Applications Now Open for the Coding School in Ethiopia

Applications Now Open for the Coding School in Ethiopia

ThinkYoung and Boeing announce that applications are now open for the 20th edition of the ThinkYoung Coding School, which will be held for the second time in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The program is scheduled to take place from July 14 to July 17,2023 offering free computer programming classes to Ethiopian students aged 9-18.  The curriculum of the ThinkYoung Coding School will cover various activities, including robotics and drone workshops facilitated by experts. Boeing representatives will share their experiences with the participants to inspire them to pursue careers in aviation and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The partnership…
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