Ethiopian Flight Sees 787 Operations Resume

The 787 Dreamliner returned to operations on Saturday (April 27) after a hiatus of three months. Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline to resume 787 flights with a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, which carried Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam and Boeing’s VP of marketing, Randy Tinseth. Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Boeing’s plan to retrofit all 787s with a new battery solution. The aircraft were first grounded on January 17, 2013. “We would like to thank Ethiopian Airlines for the patience, support and leadership shown throughout the period that the 787 Dreamliner has been grounded. We congratulate the airline on the return to commercial service of their 787 fleet,” said Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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