Ethiopian Air wants Boeing compensation

The Associated PressMay 8, 2013 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines said Tuesday that his company will seek compensation from Boeing for the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner planes.

Tewolde Gebremariam said that his company will soon start discussions with Boeing over compensation. A Boeing spokesman, Daniel Mosely, said the company has been in close communication with its customers regarding compensation since January, when Dreamliners around the world were grounded because of overheating lithium batteries. Mosely said details of the conversations are confidential. Ethiopian Airlines began flying the 787s again last month after the battery problem was fixed.

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