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. 

A Boeing Dreamliner. Photo: AFP

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.