February 1, 2015
EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing BA, -1.20% joined with Ethiopian Airlines and three separate non-profit organizations to deliver more than 4,000 pounds (1,814 kilograms) of medical supplies and equipment for charities and hospitals in Ethiopia and Somalia. The deliveries, carried on the ferry flight of Ethiopian’s newest 787 Dreamliner, were made to a number of medical institutions via Vital Voices Global Partnership, Horn of Africa Neonatal Development Services (HANDS) and Seattle Alliance Outreach (SAO).
“Ethiopian Airlines continues to be a leader in corporate social responsibility activities in Ethiopia. With this delivery flight, we are also very happy to facilitate the supply of much needed medical supplies in neighboring Somalia as well,” said Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam. “As the flag carrier for the country of Ethiopia, we are viewed 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.”