September 22 2022  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

Joint efforts between Boeing, Geven-SkyTecno and Ethiopian Airlines strengthen international trade connections

By Stephanie Philp

The joint venture between between The Boeing Company, Geven-SkyTecno and Ethiopian Airlines will help realize Ethiopian Airlines’ vision to develop the aerospace manufacturing industry in Ethiopia while also enhancing international trade connections.

In Addis Ababa, a new insulation blankets manufacturing facility marks a major outcome from a recent partnership between The Boeing Company, Geven-SkyTecno and Ethiopian Airlines.

The partnership, entitled “Ethiopian Sky Technologies,” will focus on crafting products tailor-made for 737s. CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group Mesfin Tasew said in a recent press release that he is “keen to expand the scope of activities to other aerospace products to the mutual benefit of all parties.”

The joint venture will help realize Ethiopian Airlines’ vision to develop the aerospace manufacturing industry in Ethiopia while also enhancing international trade connections. “We can leverage this capability and experience to further develop our aerospace manufacturing capability and eventually make it one of the key strategic business units of the airline,” Tasew said.

Managing Director of Geven-SkyTecno Alberto Veneruso noted that SkyTecno will provide a team of highly trained technical engineers and hold responsibility for qualification processes. “Our manufacturing excellence combined with our expertise in process technology, industrial efficiency and world-class distribution capabilities will provide our customers with best-in-class insulation solutions,” he said.

The primary manufacturing facility is at Bole Airport, where products will be made in a multicultural environment. As outlined in the commitments of each party, Ethiopian Airlines and SkyTecno are manufacturing products in Ethiopia and Italy as suppliers to The Boeing Company.

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