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Boeing sends humanitarian aid to Ethiopia on delivery flight

The American company Boeing sent 20,000 pounds (about 9 tons) of humanitarian supplies to Ethiopia earlier this month. Aid was sent via a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which was delivered to Ethiopian Airlines and left on 10/01 from the manufacturer’s facilities in Everett (PAE) bound for Addis Ababa (ADD). In total, 40 humanitarian flights have already been carried out in partnership between Boeing and the Ethiopian company. Supplies were distributed to hospitals, clinics, and charities in the Addis Ababa region. “We are honored that Boeing is able to assist customers like Ethiopian Airlines in transporting essential medical supplies, and support their local communities through the Humanitarian Delivery Flight program, especially during a time as delicate as the pandemic,” said Cheri Carter, vice President of Boeing Global Engagement. The Humanitarian Delivery Flight was launched in 1992 as a collaboration between Boeing and its customers to transport humanitarian supplies around the world in newly delivered planes. To date, more than 200 humanitarian flights have been carried out, and more than 725 tons of essential supplies have been delivered since the program began.