Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Report: Ethiopian Air to Seek Compensation from Boeing for 787 Mishap

(May 07, 2013,(Fox Business))--Ethiopian Airlines will reportedly demand compensation from Boeing (BA) for the 787 battery blunder that left 50 Dreamliners on the ground for several months and stunted deliveries.

The airline’s CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that it will soon initiate discussions with Boeing regarding compensation, finally able to focus on making up lost revenues now that the Dreamliner is back up and running.

Separately, when asked whether it has similar plans to seek compensation from Boeing, a spokesperson for United Continental (UAL), the only U.S. carrier currently operating the Dreamliner, said it will hold "those discussions directly with Boeing."

Attempts to reach Ethiopian Airlines for a comment were not immediately returned, however, Boeing said it has been in "close communication" with its customers since the issue arose. Read more from Fox Business »

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