If you switch on the news right now, you can see a Dreamliner standing at a remote gate at London Heathrow, covered in foam and surrounded by firefighters! It is ET-AOP of Ethiopian Airlines carrying the name “Queen of Sheba”. It is the third Boeing 787-8 that delivered to ET on 20th November 2012 and apparently the rear section caught fire. There are clear signs of fire damage near the upper fuselage of the last door on the left side, called 4L. Apparently nobody was hurt, as the aircraft was parked for about eight hours before the incident happened. It would have departed at 21.00 and the incident happened around … Continue reading
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I have added a few more photos of the Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner maiden flight to Frankfurt. This is a view from behind after touch-down on runway 07R: (more…)
Puuh… It took some time, but here the are: The first couple of photos of the maiden flight event of Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 787 in Frankfurt! I was blessed to be very close to the aircraft the whole time and the pictures aren’t too bad in my opinion. Only a handful of photographers was allowed and I had the chance to be among them. Other photographers I met were Mario Aurich that I also spent some time with until we had to fly home again and Konstantin von Wedelstaedt (who had the idea of using the stairs for shooting the water cannon salute – great!). The day started at the … Continue reading →
It was the first time an African Dreamliner touched-down in Germany! Ethiopian Airlines had sent their Boeing 787 to Germany and I was fortunate enough to be part of the group of photographers that covered the event from the beginning till the end. A lot of work had to be done today, but I found the time to edit some photos as well. So within the next days, the ET 787 gallery will go online! Here are some photos for a start! Landing on runway 07R. Water cannon salute by the fire brigade Me in the cockpit! More photos will be online soon!