Ethiopian Airlines officially receives a newly-converted B737-800SF passenger-to-freighter (p2f) aircraft from GA Telesis, a US-based full-service aircraft engine overhaul, and repair company.
GA Telesis announced the delivery of its first 737-800SF (MSN 32903) passenger-to-freighter (“P2F”) conversion to Ethiopian Airlines on March 25, 2021.
The aircraft was delivered from Aeronautical Engineering, Inc. (“AEI”) authorized Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Miami, according to GA Telesis.
“We are proud to launch our commitment to the freighter aircraft market with Ethiopian Airlines as a partner. Ethiopian has, throughout this crisis, cemented themselves as one of the world’s top carriers,” said LIFT President Marc Cho.
“They have demonstrated their ability to be creative and agile by focusing on the cargo segment to offset a reduction in passenger volume as a result of this pandemic,” added Cho.
Ethiopian said the delivery of the aircraft is a significant addition to the East African Airlines freighter capacity and frequency.
"It will enhance our capability to serve short-haul destinations in Africa and the Middle East more economically, including the transportation of the much-needed medical supplies and vaccines," said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group.