Boeing Dreamliner problems escalate
Airlines worldwide stopped flying their Boeing 787s after several of the passenger jets had problems with their lithium-ion batteries. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced jetliner until the risk of battery fires was resolved in April. Other airlines and civil aviation authorities in other countries followed the FAA's lead.
12:15 PM PST, January 14, 2014
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. is working to resolve another battery issue reported on one of its 787 Dreamliner jets when Japan Airlines discovered what appeared to be white smoke during routine maintenance work.
10:46 AM PST, November 26, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to issue a warning to airlines flying certain Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners and 747-8 jumbo jets, advising that they avoid high-altitude thunderstorms after instances of icing.
5:16 PM PDT, July 19, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration is developing a plan requiring airlines to inspect the emergency devices on their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after a fire erupted on the plane last week while it was parked at London’s Heathrow Airport.
12:03 PM PDT, July 13, 2013
Investigators have no found evidence that the internal fire that sent smoke billowing through a parked and empty Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner in London on Friday was linked to problematic aircraft batteries, Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said on Saturday.
6:46 PM PDT, July 12, 2013
Just as Boeing Co. and its 787 Dreamliner looked to be taking off again, another fire onboard the signature new passenger jet has brought the resurgence to a halt.
12:19 PM PDT, May 20, 2013
The first Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner to fly under the United Airlines name since a mass grounding ordered by the government earlier this year has landed at Chicago.
12:08 PM PDT, March 15, 2013
With a new plan to fix the problem-plagued lithium-ion battery systems on its grounded 787 Dreamliner passenger jets, Boeing Co. said the fleet should be airborne again within weeks.
7:06 PM PST, January 18, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration may have just grounded Boeing’s Dreamliner planes, but Chief Executive Jim McNerney still says the company has “high confidence in the safety of the 787.”
2:00 PM PST, January 16, 2013
4:08 PM PDT, July 29, 2012
Federal regulators are investigating Boeing Co.’s 787 jets after one such Dreamliner plane sparked a grass fire in South Carolina during pre-flight testing.
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