San Francisco, CA – Jackson Square Aviation (JSA), a full-service commercial aircraft lessor based in San Francisco, is pleased to announce the delivery of one new Airbus A350-900 aircraft on lease to Ethiopian Airlines. This is the first A350 XWB family aircraft to be financed by JSA.

“We are proud to deliver this new technology widebody A350-900 aircraft to the leading African carrier,” said Toby Bright, President & CEO. He added, “We look forward to expanding the relationship with Ethiopian Airlines for further support of their fleet growth strategy.”

Christophe Million-Rousseau, SVP Marketing and Capital Markets, further commented: “It is a great honor that JSA’s first A350 acquisition is in the Ethiopian Airlines’ livery. We thank Ethiopian Airlines for their renewed trust.”

Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, ”The operational performance and efficiency we have achieved with our initial A350-900’s have resulted in growing order placements thereby complementing our ever-expanding global network. While operating the youngest and most modern fleet with an average of less than five years of age, we are delighted to partner with Jackson Square Aviation, a full-service aircraft leasing company, to further include one more Airbus A350 XWB among the seven A350s already deployed on our long haul routes. Moreover, we are glad that we will soon be marking 100th Aircraft milestone, which showcases Ethiopian as the first African carrier to own and operate 100 young and most modern fleet. We value the partnership with Jackson Square and look forward to successful future collaborations.”