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Boeing 787

The Boeing 787, better known as the Dreamliner, represented Boeing’s effort to regain leadership in the industry after its rival, Airbus, won the race to replace the jumbo jet with the Airbus A380. However, the Dreamliner was delayed for years by technical problems and suffered a major setback in January 2013 when a series of battery incidents, including a fire on one plane, caused 50 Dreamliners in service around the world to be grounded. 

Boeing requests worldwide checks of Honeywell beacons

Boeing has asked airlines to inspect aircraft worldwide to gather data on Honeywell International emergency beacons that have come under scrutiny following a fire on a parked 787 Dreamliner two weeks ago.

Monday, 29 July, 2013, 11:39am

Airlines keep 787 flying as probe seeks cause of fire

Airlines are keeping Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner flying, and are sticking with their orders for the new jet as safety investigators look for what sparked a fire in one of the planes while it was parked at London’s Heathrow Airport.

18 Jul 2013 - 1:34pm

Boeing hit by return of Dreamliner safety worries

Two incidents involving Boeing's 787 Dreamliners have renewed safety concerns about the airplane following battery malfunctions that grounded the fleet earlier this year.

14 Jul 2013 - 6:41am

United Dreamliner diverted due to possible oil filter problem

United Airlines said a Boeing 787 on its way to Tokyo from Denver was diverted to Seattle after an indication of a problem with an oil filter in an engine, but the plane landed without incident.

19 Jun 2013 - 10:23am

Airbus next-generation plane prepares for first flight

Airbus’s new A350 plane is due to take off on its much-anticipated maiden flight on Friday, a milestone for an aircraft the firm hopes will help close the gap with rival Boeing in the lucrative long-haul market.

13 Jun 2013 - 2:14pm

Boeing, FAA defend approval of 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and federal regulators have told US lawmakers they learned crucial lessons from the 787 Dreamliner’s battery problems, but they defended the certification process as “quite robust” and safe enough.

13 Jun 2013 - 11:06am

Japan Airlines halts 787 flight after battery pressure sensor problem

Japan Airlines said it halted a scheduled 787 Dreamliner flight on Sunday after engineers detected a faulty pressure sensor in one of its newly reinforced lithium-ion batteries, replacing the aircraft with an older 767.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Japan’s ANA resumes Dreamliner flights after battery problems

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) said it put its Dreamliner fleet back into service on Sunday following a suspension of about four months due to battery problems.

ANA, the single biggest operator of Boeing’s flagship 787, said one of the high-tech planes departed “safely” on Sunday afternoon from Sapporo in Hokkaido to Haneda in Tokyo.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China Southern Airlines cleared to take Dreamliner

China Southern Airlines will be the first Chinese carrier to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after China's aviation regulator gave the aircraft approval.

25 May 2013 - 4:28am

FAA says 787 can fly after battery systems modified

The US Federal Aviation Administration issued formal approval of Boeing’s 787 battery fix that will clear the way for the troubled aircraft to fly again after a three-month grounding.

26 Apr 2013 - 1:21pm

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