Ethiopian Airlines, UTD Aviation Solutions, & African Airlines Association (AFRAA) sign a tripartite MoU to work on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul services to pursue The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI). BCI is code-named after Colonel John C. Robinson, the first African American aviator who participated in the Ethiopian war against Italy. He then trained young Ethiopians in aviation’s intricate technical issues.
It is a joint initiative that provides a platform for AFRAA members with MRO facilities to ease facilities and workforce constraints on the USA MRO workforce. It also supports other airlines from USA MRO services and aircraft spares. The joint initiative targets to restore African aviation in MRO services and aircraft spares.
Ethiopian Airlines is the first airline from Africa that signed the MoU to put the project’s objectives into operation. Its Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Services are Africa’s largest that bring solutions at reduced costs or increased revenue. The project aims to build its presence and reach new customers in the Middle East, Europe, and the US.
Its services will increase its capacity to provide airframe checks, engine shop visits, and new, repaired & used spare parts. A virtual consignments platform will coordinate the Ethiopian Airline’s MRO surplus spare parts inventory from the US and local markets.