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787 Dreamliner Could Mean Big Things For Africa's 'Air Wars'

NPR | April 26, 2013 2:06 p.m.

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Gregory Warner

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner was supposed to be a game changing new aircraft, but battery problems grounded the fleet, costing Boeing an estimated $600 million. Now the Federal Aviation Administration has approved a fix to the battery issue, and the first Dreamliner will return to the skies this weekend in Africa. Ethiopian Airlines is relaunching the “continent’s first” Dreamliner in its effort to distinguish itself in the increasingly competitive, increasingly crowded African aerospace market.

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