Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Dreamliner to resume operations from Bole International Airport for the first time.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, will have a pleasant surprise for the global aviation industry next week. Its senior executives are scheduled to arrive in Addis Abeba in the coming few days to announce the positive results of their work, which will see the troubled Boeing 787, aka Dreamliner, back in the air, and taking off once again from Bole International Airport.

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) will be the first commercial carrier in the world to resume flying passengers with one of its 787 aircrafts, which have remained grounded at Bole International Airport since mid-January 2013, after incidents involving battery heat-ups and smoke emissions, sources disclosed to Fortune.

Planned for the last week in April or the first week of May 2013, ET’s resumption of operations with Dreamliner will be the first international flight after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States grounded all 787s operating around the world, due to safety concerns. Read more on