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  • Japanese airline to replace 100 engines on its 787 Dreamliners

    09/01/2016 1:43:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 21 replies
    September 1, 2016 ^ | Sophia Yan and Yoko Wakatsuki
    ANA says it will replace the engines on its fleet of Boeing 787s after a series of engine failures caused by corrosion and fatigue cracking of turbine blades. The Japanese airline plans to swap out all 100 Rolls-Royce engines currently used on its 50 Dreamliners. The process could take as long as three years, according to spokesman Yoichi Uchida. ... For now, the engines will be upgraded with brand new turbine blades. Meanwhile, ANA said it is working with Rolls-Royce to find a more permanent solution. Five engines have already been repaired with new turbines.
  • FAA Says Boeing 787 Dreamliners Have 'Urgent Safety Issue'

    04/25/2016 10:23:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | Laura Lorenzetti
    <p>The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering fixes on General Electric engines used on some Boeing 787 Dreamliners after it found that an icing problem can cause the engines to shut down mid-flight.</p>
  • Boeing and ANA Celebrate Airline's 100,000th 787 Dreamliner Flight

    01/12/2016 12:55:35 PM PST · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Netcomposits.Com ^ | 12 January 2015
    Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) have celebrated ANA becoming the first airline to reach its 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner, during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle, US. "The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role especially in forming the backbone of our international fleet," said Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO, ANA. "Reaching the 100,000th revenue flight milestone with the 787 Dreamliner is a significant milestone for ANA. As the largest customer of the 787, we look to forward to introducing the entire family of Dreamliners into our fleet as we aim to celebrate another...
  • 787 Dreamliner has eyepopping rehearsal for Paris Air Show

    06/11/2015 6:40:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | June 11, 2015
    (CNN)—There's a famous quote: "If you did it, it ain't braggin'." Boeing did it -- in front of a camera. An eyepopping rehearsal video Boeing released Thursday shows off its newest version of the Dreamliner aircraft — the 787-9 — performing some impressive and beautiful banks and ascents.
  • Boeing to build 787-10 in North Charleston

    07/30/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    The Post and Courier (South Carolina) ^ | 30 July 2014 | Warren L. Wise
    Boeing will build the 787-10 Dreamliner exclusively in North Charleston, the Chicago-based aerospace giant announced Wednesday. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family and the announcement of its construction at the North Charleston site has been expected for months. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. "We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective solution is to build the 787-10 at Boeing South Carolina," said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager, 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes....
  • Boeing hiring in South Carolina as it raises 787 production

    01/22/2014 5:24:34 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 1/22/2014
    Boeing Co is hiring contract workers at its factory in South Carolina as it boosts output of the 787 Dreamliner and seeks to avoid manufacturing issues linked to the production increase, according to people familiar with the situation. Boeing confirmed on Wednesday that it is hiring at the facility but declined to provide details. The company was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that said the aircraft maker is adding about 300 contract mechanics and inspectors at its North Charleston facility. The Journal said the contractors were needed in part to avoid production issues with 787 body sections made...
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner suffers ANOTHER battery scare as component starts smoking on plane in Japan

    01/15/2014 5:49:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 14, 2014 | Staff
    Battery problems resurfaced on Boeing's 787 on Tuesday, after gas was discovered coming out of a battery on a plane parked in Tokyo. Boeing said the problem on a Japan Airlines 787 was discovered during scheduled maintenance. No passengers were on board. The company said it appears that a single battery cell 'vented', or released gas. The incident comes a year after a fire in a lithium ion battery aboard a Japan Airlines 787 parked at Boston's Logan International Airport.
  • Boeing investigates new flaw with 787 Dreamliner

    08/16/2013 2:02:26 PM PDT · by SgtBilko · 14 replies
    San Antonio Business Journal ^ | Aug 16, 2013, 7:03am CDT | Mike W. Thomas
    Boeing Co. has suffered another setback with its 787 Dreamliner after the model’s biggest operator, ANA Holdings, says it discovered wiring defects in the fire-suppression system on three aircraft.
  • A Japan Airlines Boeing Dreamliner Just Made A U-Turn Mid-Flight

    07/18/2013 3:24:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2013
    A Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner flying from Boston to Tokyo turned around not long after taking off and has returned safely to Boston:
  • Investigators: Disable 787 Emerg Locator Beacon (FAA balks)

    07/18/2013 12:04:58 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 9 replies
    Komo News ^ | 7/18/13 | UK AAIB
    (snip, from the actual AAIB report at link below) Safety Recommendation 2013-016 It is recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration initiate action for making inert the Honeywell International RESCU406AFN fixed Emergency Locator Transmitter system in Boeing 787 aircraft until appropriate airworthiness actions can be completed. Safety Recommendation 2013-017 It is recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration, in association with other regulatory authorities, conduct a safety review of installations of Lithium-powered Emergency Locator Transmitter systems in other aircraft types and, where appropriate, initiate airworthiness action. (snip, from abcnews.go link above) The FAA didn't immediately say whether it will follow the recommendations....
  • No sign 787 fire caused by batteries: U.K. agency

    07/15/2013 5:24:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 14 July 2013 | Home
    The U.K. Accidents Investigation Branch said there was extensive heat damage in the upper portion of the rear fuselage of the Ethiopian Airlines plane, which caught fire while parked at Heathrow Airport in London. “However, it is clear that this heat damage is remote from the area in which the aircraft main and APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) batteries are located, and at this stage, there is no evidence of a direct causal relationship,” the agency said in a statement, adding that the initial investigation is likely to take several days. Ethiopian Airlines hasn’t grounded its three other 787 Dreamliners, the...
  • Heathrow fire: Ethiopia Dreamliner fleet to stay flying

    07/13/2013 8:58:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 July 2013 Last updated at 08:53 ET
    Smoke was detected from the aircraft after it had been parked at Heathrow for more than eight hoursContinue reading the main story Related Stories Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow Boeing shares fall after 787 fire Dreamliner flights resume after problems Ethiopian Airlines says it is to continue operating its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one caught fire at London's Heathrow airport on Friday.Investigators are trying to find the cause of the blaze, which took place months after the aircraft was grounded worldwide over a battery problem.Heathrow's runways were closed for 90 minutes on Friday, and some evening flights delayed...
  • Heathrow: Dreamliner Plane Catches Fire

    07/12/2013 6:49:29 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 13 2013 | reporter
    A fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner plane has forced both runways at Heathrow Airport to close. No injuries were reported and nobody was on board the aircraft, which was stationed at a remote parking stand. Ethiopian Airlines said it had been there for more than eight hours before smoke was detected, adding that "the cause of the incident is under investigation by all concerned." A spokesperson for Heathrow said the plane suffered an internal fire and that the airport's emergency services attended the scene. Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline to resume using the 787 after Boeing temporarily...
  • U.S.-bound 787 turns back after 'technical issue' (Second 787 issue today)

    07/12/2013 11:04:23 AM PDT · by illiac · 28 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 7/12/13 | MarketWatch
    New York (MarketWatch)-- An unspecified "technical issue" on a Boeing Co. /quotes/zigman/220026/quotes/nls/ba BA -3.34% 787 Dreamliner forced a Thomson Airways flight to return to Manchester, England on Friday, according to press reports. It is the second incident involving a 787 on Friday; an onboard fire on an empty plane owned by Ethopian Airways briefly closed runways at London's Heathrow Airport.
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner Catches Fire in London

    07/12/2013 10:30:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Boeing 787 Dreamliner Catches Fire in London No Passengers on Jet at Heathrow Airport; Cause of Fire Not Yet Known By CASSELL BRYAN-LOW And JON OSTROWER CONNECT Emergency and fire crews responded Friday afternoon to a fire aboard an Ethiopian Airlines 787 aircraft at Heathrow Airport, marking a fresh setback for Boeing Co.'s troubled Dreamliner jet that was grounded by global regulators earlier this year because of problems with its lithium-ion batteries. A Heathrow spokesman said the incident involved an "internal onboard fire" on the aircraft, which was parked at a remote parking stand with no passengers in it. The...
  • Meanwhile In Europe - Burning 787 Boeing In Heathrow; Crashed Train In Paris

    07/12/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 12, 2013
    First it was imploding peripheral bond markets, now Europe is closing off the weak with even worse news, following reports of a burning Ethiopian Airlines plane in Heathrow as well as news of a commuter train crash in Paris with numerous trapped and 8 dead according to Parisien. Hopefully this is not an indication of what happens to global infrastructure when corporations ignore their maintenance CapEx for 4 years in a row. First this: 'Many Casualties' In Paris Train Derailment http://t.co/ix35wGZu2T — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2013 Reports of Ethiopian plane on fire at Heathrow Airport, no reports of...
  • Dreamliner Flies, But Doubts Persist About Boeing's Batteries

    05/29/2013 9:13:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 29, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    Now that Boeing has placed most of its 787s back into service, including those inUnited Airlines’ fleet, executives with both corporations are putting a happy face on the expensive hardship that was caused by the four-month grounding of the planes due to fire hazard risks. United reinstated the so-called Dreamliners on May 20, when United CEO Jeff Smisek and Boeing CEO Jim McNerney hopped a flight from Houston to Chicago to show the troubles with the plane’s lithium ion batteries were behind them. "I’ll tell you, Jim,” said Smisek, as recounted by the Associated Press, “it was a fairly expensive...
  • Boeing CEO says 787 grounding didn't have big financial impact

    04/29/2013 11:48:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 29, 2013 | Gregory Karp
    Just days after Boeing's 787 Dreamliner was officially cleared to fly by U.S. regulators, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said the plane's 100-day grounding did not and will not have a significant financial impact on the Chicago-based aircraft maker. McNerney, speaking after Chicago-based Boeing's annual meeting at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago on Monday, said some fixes are "big and huge and others are less financially impactful."
  • Boeing: Cause of Dreamliner Fires 'Almost Doesn't Matter'

    04/29/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 29, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    "Attention ladies and gentlemen, the Boeing 787Dreamliner will depart shortly – any potential fires caused by our lithium ion batteries will now be contained within the aircraft. Please line up at the gate for imminent boarding!” Are you ready? In case you missed it the Federal Aviation Administration, by publishing an Airworthiness Directive in the Federal Register last week, opened the door for the troubled “green” aircraft to return to service in the coming months. The document lays out the specifications required for Boeing to get the extremely costly project moving again, if the changes are implemented and FAA inspectors...
  • FAA clears Boeing 787 to return to flight

    04/19/2013 1:04:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 19, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday that it has formally approved Boeing’s design for modifications to the 787 Dreamliner battery system, clearing the way to end the plane’s three-month grounding. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the agency hasn’t changed the Dreamliner’s ETOPS (“extended operations”) certification, which means the 787 will have continued approval to fly up to three hours away from the nearest airport. Michael Huerta, head of the FAA, told a Senate hearing Tuesday that ETOPS approval was under review. The decision not to reduce the three-hour limit is crucial to the jet’s use for flying long routes...