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Ethiopian And The 787  
User currently offlinedkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5248 times:

Amid all the negative news coming out about the 787, ET comes out with a positive oress release about the plane.
"Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has successfully integrated its four 787 Dreamliner aircraft in to its fleet with record length of non-stop flights and record high daily aircraft utilization in the industry. Since its first delivery in mid-August of last year, Ethiopian has logged 5,560 flight hours with average daily aircraft utilization of 14 hours.
"
http://ethiopianairlines.com/en/news/pressreleases.aspx?hl=%20402

"We are pleased with the performance of our Dreamliners. The Dreamliner is a highly capable and safe aircraft, which has enabled Ethiopian to enhance its service. The feedback from our passengers has been overwhelmingly positive and in some instances contributed to higher than expected passenger load factors on routes it has been deployed," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian. "However, like any new technology aircraft entering into service, it is normal to encounter some minor bugs here and there, which are causing some technical delays in departures as extra time is needed to correct them", he added.

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User currently offlineiadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5181 times:

Not sure why the ET 787 has not been to IAD that much lately. The last few times I have seen ET they were back to their B777. Maybe they need more seats on the route. I thought they were waiting for more off the line before it went daily to IAD.

User currently onlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 731 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5074 times:

Quoting dkny (Thread starter):
"We are pleased with the performance of our Dreamliners. The Dreamliner is a highly capable and safe aircraft, which has enabled Ethiopian to enhance its service. The feedback from our passengers has been overwhelmingly positive and in some instances contributed to higher than expected passenger load factors on routes it has been deployed," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian. "However, like any new technology aircraft entering into service, it is normal to encounter some minor bugs here and there, which are causing some technical delays in departures as extra time is needed to correct them", he added.

Well, someone is very happy with the 787. Let's hope this stays the same going forward.

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 1):
Not sure why the ET 787 has not been to IAD that much lately.

The answer:

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 1):
they need more seats on the route.

Capacity is the reason: 321 vs. 270 seats on the 787


User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4774 times:

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 1):
Not sure why the ET 787 has not been to IAD that much lately. The last few times I have seen ET they were back to their B777.

Speaking of the devil ET-AOP Boeing 788 is in route to IAD right now.


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5089 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4591 times:

The conversation I am hearing is that there is a positive correlation between the age of the 787 and the battery meltdown issues. Perhaps, ET's 788's are too new?

Saludos,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1553 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 4):
The conversation I am hearing is that there is a positive correlation between the age of the 787 and the battery meltdown issues. Perhaps, ET's 788's are too new?

Saludos,
A.

Not true--the JAL that had the issue was #84--the highest line number delivered so far.


User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

Touch wood, but it seems to me that ET is the one and only airline not to have had in-service issues with the 788.
Perhaps it likes the hot & high operating enviornment   


User currently offlinejustplanes From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 886 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

I can confirm that the 787s are doing well at ET!
We were in Addis filming them for 4 weeks and they ran like clockwork... Filmed them to 7 countries and if anything they were early because of higher speeds than the airplanes they were replacing...


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