Monday, 21 January 2013

787 Grounding

On the 17th Jan, all Boeing 787 'Dreamliners' were grounded due to two separate incidents involving battery fires, one a Japan Airlines 787 in Boston and another an ANA 787 in Tokyo. This follows a string of other (much less serious) incidents including a cracked windshield and false electrical alarm, an oil leak in an engine of an ANA 787, 2 separate fuel leaks on the same aircraft, and other minor electrical glitches.

None of these are serious and could all be considered standard entry into service hiccups - however the battery problems are a fire hazard and that's why the FAA have grounded them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21060541

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