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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 1:44pm

Dreamliner

The Boeing 787, nicknamed the “Dreamliner”, made heavy use of new high-tech materials to make the aircraft more comfortable, and fuel efficient, although technical challenges delayed its launch more than three years. After it entered service, 787s were hit by problems, including a battery fire and fuel leaks. 

Another Dreamliner jet is grounded

Japan Airlines has grounded another Dreamliner jet after "white smoke" was seen outside the cockpit window during maintenance, a year after a months-long global grounding over battery problems.

Thursday, 16 January, 2014, 4:50am

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

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

Boeing set to confirm plans for larger 787 Dreamliner - sources

Boeing is poised to launch a larger member of its 787 Dreamliner jetliner family to meet demand for long-haul travel within Asia and other long-haul routes, sources told Reuters.

Long-discussed plans for a 323-seat version of the 787 are likely to be formally announced at next week’s Paris Airshow, the sources said.

14 Jun 2013 - 2:17pm

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

ANA reports fault on modified Dreamliner

Japan’s All Nippon Airways on Friday said a modified Dreamliner had experienced a fault earlier this month, but insisted it would not affect the restart of the high-tech planes.

17 May 2013 - 12:49pm

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

Batteries will power on despite Dreamliner glitch with lithium-ion-fuelled cells

In January, Boeing's new, 787 Dreamliners were grounded due to overheating problems with their lithium-ion batteries, leading to potential fire risks. These were well-publicised yet rare incidents involving lithium-ion batteries - which abound in our modern lives, powering devices such as mobile phones and laptops.

31 Mar 2013 - 1:06am

Briefs, January 25, 2013

Climate change has shrunk Andean glaciers between 30 and 50 per cent since the 1970s and could melt many of them away altogether in coming years, according to a study published in the journal The Cryosphere.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:15am

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