Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner takes flight

Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner takes flight

An Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner has taken off from Addis Ababa, marking the first commercial flight by the Boeing aircraft since all 787s were
grounded due to battery malfunctions.

The 50 planes around the world were grounded in January after two lithium-ion battery meltdowns that occurred on two jets within two weeks.

The grounding of the Dreamliner fleet could have cost Boeing an $600 million, according to reports, with deliveries being paused around the world.

Over the past few week Boeing engineers have been fitting new batteries to the aircraft.

The Ethiopian Airlines plane, which was bound for Nairobi, Kenya, landed safely at 11:45 local time.