Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have partnered with two non-profit organizations to deliver 7,300 pounds of medical and educational supplies to Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital.
The companies delivered the supplies through Boeing’s 777-300 Extended Range airplane that is currently leased to the airlines, Boeing announced Monday.
The program with Seattle Alliance Outreach and Evangelical Africa Mission Outreach included the donation of more than 100 computers from Bellevue, Wash. School District for the country’s Goba High School.
The GE Capital Aviation Services leases the 770-300ER plane to the airlines. Ethiopian Airlines has a fleet of nearly 50 Boeing airplanes.
The delivery is part of Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flights program, launched in 1992, which has completed over 150 humanitarian flights.
“This is Ethiopian’s 19th humanitarian flight in partnership with Boeing. We pledge to continue such humanitarian flights and to do even more in the future, as we expand our fleet,” Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines chief executive.