Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno inaugurated a state-of-the-art facility for the manufacturing of Insulation Blankets for Boeing 737 MAX airplanes as part of a Boeing agreement (BSCA) between The Boeing Company, Geven-Skytecno, and Ethiopian Airlines.
The facility will commence operation by manufacturing and exporting Aircraft Thermo-Acoustic Insulation Blankets for the 737 MAX.
The new joint venture company of Ethiopian Airlines and Geven-SkyTecno, named “Ethiopian Sky Technologies”, is based in Addis Ababa with a primary manufacturing facility at Bole Airport.
According to the airline’s statement, Ethiopian Airlines and SkyTecno invested in state-of-the-art blanket manufacturing equipment to provide unrivaled customer service and product access. The Joint Venture focuses on delivering tailor-made solutions for Boeing 737 MAX airplanes.
“Geven-SkyTecno provides the joint venture with a team of highly trained technical engineers with unparalleled experience meeting the demand for similar products from world airlines and original equipment manufacturers,” said Alberto Veneruso, Managing Director of Geven-SkyTecno.
Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group on his part said, “We are glad to unveil a modern manufacturing facility of Ethiopian Sky Technologies at our home base, Addis Ababa. As part of our Vision to develop the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry in Ethiopia, the partnership with Geven-SkyTecno takes our capability to the next level”.
“We are happy that we have gone into this tri-partite relationship with Geven-SkyTecno and Boeing and that we started manufacturing and exporting the Aircraft Thermo-Acoustic Insulation Blankets for the 737 MAX. We are keen to expand the scope of activities to other aerospace products to the mutual benefit of all parties.”
Ethiopian Sky Technologies will be manufacturing and delivering the aerospace products in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and the stringent requirements of the Aerospace Industry.
Henock Lemma is appointed as a Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Sky Technologies PLC. Henok has 25 years of experience at Ethiopian Airlines, where he has served in managerial positions for most of this time, including serving as Manager of Group Alliances & Commercial Cooperation in his last assignment.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its 75-plus years of operation and has become one of the continent’s leading carriers. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
Geven Group introduced Skytecno as the division devoted to Aircraft Interiors with products of aircraft Monuments, Floor Panels, and Insulation Systems.
“The interior division boosts many years of interior monument production such as small galleys, small lavatories and wardrobes, VIP capsule components and includes subdivisions devoted to thermo-acoustic insulation blankets and aircraft cabin flooring,” said the company in a press release.