Monday, April 15, 2013

Ethiopian Airlines plans to resume 787 Dreamliner services

Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner resume flyingEthiopian Airlines plans to resume flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the last week of April or the first week of May 2013. Boeing senior executives are scheduled to arrive in Addis Ababa in the coming few days to announce the positive results of their work, which will see the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner, back in the air , and taking off once again from Bole International Airport, according to Addis Fortune.
Ethiopian Airlines grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners on January 17, 2013 following the directive of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Ethiopian Dreamliners have been performing well in the five months service logging record length of non-stop flights and record high daily aircraft utilization in the industry. Since it first received the Dreamliner, Ethiopian has logged 5,560 flight hours with average daily aircraft utilization of 14 hours.
The airline did not face any of the problems that prompted the FAA to ground the Boeing Dreamliner.

Boeing modified the Boeing 787 Dreamliner lithium-ion battery system after incidents involving battery heat-ups and smoke emissions prompted aviation authorities globally to ground it.
Source: Addis Fortune

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