Statement about Investigation of Ethiopian B787 Incident at LHR - 19 July, 2013

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released an interim report about the investigation of the incident that occurred on Ethiopian B787 at London Heathrow Airport on 12 July 2013.

The safety of passengers and crew members who fly aboard Ethiopian is our highest priority and we will closely follow the result of the investigation and will update further communications.

Please find the link of the full report of the AAIB.

Special Bulletin S5/2013 - Boeing 787, ET-AOP

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 74 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service.

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline and a member of Star Alliance since 2011 registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.