Africa First

Blue skies over Everett today set the stage for a delivery ceremony to remember. Ethiopian Airlines became our third customer, and the first customer in Africa, to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner. It was incredibly appropriate that the airline decided to name their first 787 “Africa First.” Congratulations to Ethiopian Airlines and everyone on the 787 team for making this dream a reality. Enjoy the photos.


Perfect day for a delivery ceremony.


The ceremonial keys to Ethiopian Airlines’ first 787.


The signing ceremony makes it official. Gail Hanusa photo.


Ribbon cutting for “Africa First.” Gail Hanusa photo.


Ethiopian Airlines’ first 787 will take off on its delivery flight Wednesday. This photo shows one of the airplane’s test flights last week.

Comments (5)

Cristiano Arruda (Campo Grande, MS, Brazil.):

Interior photos, please!!!

It looks gorgeous in the paint scheme of Ethiopian.

Rob (Melbourne, Australia):

Hi Randy - does the ceremonial key have a lock in the cockpit? -or in the door?!;-)

Nikolay Klimchuk (Newark, NJ):

Going to watch landing of this beauty in Dulles tomorrow

Jasper (Philadelphia):

This is a great accomplishment for Ethiopian and a very proud one. Thank you Boeing for delivering this fine airplane for the future.

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

Ethiopian Airlines + 787 = Great potential and a lot of cities, current and new served. Congratulations to Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines.

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