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July 13, 2013 1:23 PM
The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says his company is continuing to operate its fleet of Boeing 787 despite an investigation into a fire on one of its empty Dreamliners parked at London's Heathrow Airport. Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press Saturday that there is "no flight safety issue" with the 787s and that Ethiopian Airlines, like other operators, has not made changes regarding the planes. A British governmental body is leading the investigation into a fire aboard an empty Dreamliner aircraft at Heathrow Airport, an incident that has sparked renewed concern about Boeing's newest plane. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at Britain's Heathrow airport in a fresh blow for the U.S. planemaker whose new model was grounded for three months after one high-tech battery caught fire and another overheated.