PICTURE: Ethiopian cargo division takes first 737-800SF

DAVID KAMINSKI-MORROW | March 04, 2019

PICTURE: Ethiopian cargo division takes first 737-800SF
Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800SF freighter, which will be assigned to its Ethiopian Cargo division.The company received the CFM International CFM56-powered aircraft on 1 March. Ethiopian says the “significant addition” of the freighter will give it the capability to serve short-haul routes efficiently within Africa and the Middle East.The 20-year old aircraft (MSN29121) will be able to transport nearly 24t of payload. It was originally delivered to Air Berlin in 1999, according to Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer, before being transferred to US lessor GECAS which then sent the aircraft for cargo conversion.

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