Ethiopian pioneers first GEnx Engine repair in Africa

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Oct 17, 2018: Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services has become the first in Africa with capability to repair the GEnx Engine, which powers the Boeing 787 aircraft.

The first GEnx engine repaired at Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services facility makes the airline among one of very few GEnx Repair shops in the GE MRO global network.

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines informs: “We are making additional investments to enhance our capability so as to fully overhaul of the GEnx engine before mid-2019.”

He adds, “This newly developed capability will enable us to overhaul the GEnx engines of not just our Boeing 787 fleet but also those of other airlines in the world operating Boeing 787 aircraft powered by the GEnx engine. I would like to extend my gratitude to General Electric for entrusting us with the responsibility to overhaul the GEnx engines at our maintenance facility and to congratulate to our MRO team for this great accomplishment and their continued hard work and dedication.”

Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services is the largest and oldest aircraft maintenance centre in Africa. The centre performs airframe, engine, component and line maintenance under the approval of Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority.

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