The signing ceremony took place at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The BCI is a joint initiative which was conceptualized in 2020 and officially launched by UTD Aviation Solutions and AFRAA in May 2021.
The BCI project is aimed at providing a platform for AFRAA members with MRO facilities to relieve USA MRO workforce crunch in terms of both facilities and manpower constraints, as well as support other airlines from USA in MRO services and aircraft spares.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Abdérahmane Berthé, secretary general, AFRAA, stated, “This signing ceremony with Ethiopian Airlines is a significant milestone in the Brown Condor project. We express our appreciation to Ethiopian Airlines as the first African airline to sign the MoU that will operationalise the objectives of this robust Project.”