Flying even greener; Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, has announced that it has fully digitalised all of its business processes like aircraft maintenance and flight operations, commercial operations, finance, HRM, customer services, procurement and supply chain management, online learning, management approvals and authorisations etc. by removing paper from the entire system as of 28 September, 2017.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said; “Although we started the digitisation project in the last few years, today marks an important milestone in our history as we are removing paper from our entire business processes. Leading in the digital revolution and leveraging on the latest advancement in the information and communication technology of the global airline industry, Ethiopian will scale up its operational excellence, customer intimacy and cost leadership strategies. ICT will enable us to deliver customised global standard customer services as per the preferences of each and every customer.
“We are living in the fourth Industrial Revolution which is fundamentally different from the previous industrial revolutions, especially in the speed of change and disruptions and our continued success depends on our strategic response and our abilities to adapt to the velocity, breadth and depth and scale of the quantum changes coming our way. To this effect, we have embedded digitisation in our organisational operating system with our valued customers in our mind.”
From the perspective of pursuing environmentally friendly operation, it is worth mentioning that Ethiopian operates the youngest, latest aviation technology and most environmental friendly fleets with less carbon emission to the environment.