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Ethiopian graced Africa’s first Airbus A350 reception by breaking Guinness World Record for Largest Human Image of an Airplane

July 7, 2016 Aviation No Comments Print Print Email Email

Here is another remarkable event at Ethiopian; the fastest growing and the leading pan-African Airline has broken a Guinness World Record for making the largest ever human image of an Airplane on June 29, 2016.   


The event was part of Africa’s first Airbus A350 XWB delivery and 350 Ethiopian Employees have gathered at Ethiopian Maintenance hangar to create an image of the actual A350 aircraft which clearly represents an airplane consisting of a body, two wings, two engines and fins.

The event was organized in collaboration with Airbus and a team of adjudicators from  World Guinness Records have thoroughly checked the final shape from the air and a photograph displaying the arrangement was submitted. They also measured the number of participants, which is the largest number of participants in the world.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Ato Tewolde GebreMariam stated on the occasion, “The year 2016 has been truly exciting at Ethiopian. Along with our 70th year anniversary celebration, we received Africa’s first A350 XWB aircraft, which is our first Airbus airplane in our fleet and another significant milestone in the history of African Aviation industry. Today we are very pleased to magnify our reception ceremony with this interesting event of making the image of Africa’s first Airbus A350 XWB and registering our name in the Guinness World Records which has made this historic occasion even more special and colorful. Hence, we are celebrating being the first operator of Airbus A350 in Africa and the first  in the world in its image forming. At last, I would like to thank all my colleagues and partners who made this arrangement a resounding success.”

Ethiopian Airlines has been a pioneer in Aviation technology leadership, from the jet-age in the 1960’s, its history tells of many proud firsts on the continent including introduction of this latest technology Aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, dubbed the “Semien Mountain”.

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