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Experts Blame Faulty Battery For Dreamliner Woes

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Aviation safety and battery experts say it is likely that fires on two Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes were caused by overcharging lithium ion batteries. An All Nippon Airways Dreamliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Japan Wednesday after its pilots smelled something burning in the cockpit. An investigator said Friday that the battery’s […]

Boeing 787 Crisis Widens, as Global Regulators Ground Dreamliner

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation authorities around the world are grounding the Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet following a safety warning issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Airlines in Chile, India and Europe are the latest to stop flying the jet, which already has been grounded in the U.S. and Japan. As of early Thursday, 39 of the […]

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US Orders All Boeing 787s Grounded

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered all U.S.-registered Boeing 787 passenger jets to stop flying until the risk of possible fires caused by lithium batteries aboard the craft can be evaluated. The FAA said it will work with Boeing and United Airlines – the only American carrier that currently operates 787s – to get the […]

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Japan Grounds All 787 Jets After Forced Landing

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s two largest airlines have grounded all their Boeing 787 planes after one of the trouble-plagued new jets made a forced landing when smoke appeared in the cabin. Several passengers suffered minor injuries when the All Nippon Airways flight made an emergency landing in Takamatsu, on Shikoku island in western Japan, during a flight to […]

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Boeing 787 Makes Forced Landing in Japan

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” has been forced to make an emergency landing in western Japan. National broadcaster NHK said smoke appeared in the jet liner’s cabin. Television footage showed emergency chutes deployed from the plane at the airport in Takamatsu, on Japan’s fourth largest island of Shikoku. Wednesday’s incident is the latest in a series […]

For Boeing’s New Dreamliner, Glitches Aplenty

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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For the third day in a row, there are new problems in the operation of the world’s latest long-range jet aircraft, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Japan’s All Nippon Airways canceled a Dreamliner flight Wednesday from the western Yamaguchi prefecture to Tokyo because of a brake problem. The airline said an error message was displayed in the […]

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For Boeing’s New Dreamliner, Glitches Aplenty

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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For the third day in a row, there are new problems in the operation of the world’s latest long-range jet aircraft, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Japan’s All Nippon Airways cancelled a Dreamliner flight Wednesday from the western Yamaguchi prefecture to Tokyo because of a brake problem. The airline said an error message was displayed in the […]

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Boeing’s Dreamliner Becomes a Reality for Japanese Airline

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. aircraft maker Boeing has delivered the first of its long-awaited 787 Dreamliner planes to the Japanese airline All Nippon, more than three years behind schedule. All Nippon took delivery of the $200 million high-tech jet Sunday in Boeing’s home city of Seattle . A public ceremony is planned for Monday, and the jet […]

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