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First Flight of Ethiopianís Boeing 787 Dreamliner Marks Record Entry-into-Service Using Mxi Technologiesí Maintenix Software

News Release – Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 20, 2012

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Mxi Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, announced today that within 24 hours of receiving their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) embarked on their inaugural passenger service flight to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

"Ethiopian’s commitment to our vision is demonstrated through every facet of our business — including the modernization of our fleet and our maintenance organization — and this first 787 flight represents a confirmation of our efforts," says Mr. Mesfin Tasew, Chief Operating Officer, Ethiopian Airlines. "Using Maintenix has enabled us to support this historic entry-into-service with the degree of confidence required in maintaining next-generation aircraft through automatic, real-time validation of airworthiness in accordance with OEM guidelines and our own maintenance plan; on receipt and ongoing."

Ethiopian has been live with a broad Maintenix implementation since July 2011 for their comprehensive mixed fleet, ranging from the regional Q400 to the long-range 777, and now, the 787 Dreamliner.

"Ethiopian’s dedication to best practices as well as their investments in new technology set them apart as both a leader and an innovator in the industry, and we congratulate them on this milestone," says Dave Seibel, Chairman and CEO, Mxi Technologies. "With this success, Maintenix is now proven in-use by our customers to manage the most advanced aircraft portfolio available in the world today."

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 69 international destinations spanning four continents.

Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.

Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian won Gold in the African Airline of the Year 2011/2012 Awards organized by the African Aviation News Portal. Ethiopian also received the 2011 AFRAA award for being consistently profitable over the years and has won the "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award" for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian also won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and "the Airline of the Year 2009 Award" from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.

About Mxi Technologies

With solutions designed specifically for aviation maintenance, Mxi Technologies provides integrated and intelligent software, support, and services to commercial airlines, MROs, OEM aftermarket service providers, and defense operators. Mxi Technologies’ Maintenix® software uses a modern architecture and provides advanced capabilities such as a role-based Web browser interface, long range and automated line planning, automated workflow, electronic signatures, support for portable wireless devices, and a comprehensive range of integration APIs. Our customers range from emerging, small to midsized organizations to the largest global enterprises. For more information, visit www.mxi.com today.

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Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07

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