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UPDATED! US Grounds Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner

Posted: January 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Aviation News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED! US Grounds Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner

US Grounds Boeing's 787 DreamlinerThe United States has temporarily grounded Boeing 787s after a second incident involving battery failures caused one of the Dreamliner passenger jets to make an emergency landing in Japan yesterday. The Federal Aviation Administration – FAA – says airlines would have to demonstrate that the lithium ion batteries involved were safe before they could resume flying Boeing’s newest commercial airliner, but gave no details on when that could occur.

The FAA said it would work with Boeing and the airlines to develop a corrective action plan that allowed the US 787 fleet to resume operations as quickly and safely as possible.

Yesterday Japan’s two biggest airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, grounded all their Dreamliners, after one of the planes was forced to make an emergency landing when smoke was detected in the forward compartment.

It was the latest in a series of problems to hit the Dreamliner fleet in the past week. The sophisticated new jet, the world’s first mainly carbon-composite airliner, has suffered fuel leaks, a battery fire, wiring problem, brake computer glitch and cracked cockpit window in recent days UPDATE! Japanese Switched Batteries :: Read the full article »»»»