Ethiopian Airlines will resume flying its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Nairobi on Saturday April 27, 2013. The Airline will become the world's first carrier to resume flying Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner."Ethiopian Airlines will be the first airline company to resume 787 Dreamliner flights in the world. Saturday's the date," a senior Ethiopian Airlines source told Reuters. "We're flying to Nairobi, Kenya on the normal flight schedule."
Ethiopian Airlines grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners on January 17, 2013 following the directive of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).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.
The United States Federal Aviation Agency approved the battery improvement and lifted its ban. FAA is expected to issue an Airworthiness Directive on Thursday.