F.A.A. Grounds U.S.-Registered Dreamliners Until Boeing Fixes The Battery Problem
From Fast Company
January 17, 2013 - 5:54am
United Airlines' six 787s will be out of action until further notice, joining planes from India, Chile and Japan, as well as aircraft under the European regulators' aegis. The F.A.A. has acted in the wake of yesterday's emergency landing by an ANA Dreamliner in Japan, and grounded all U.S.-registered 787 aircraft. The no-fly edict, which supersedes last week's review, following the Boston undercarriage fire, will remain in place until Boeing can guarantee the safety of the plane's Lithium-Ion batteries. The F.A.A.'s move is a blow for Boeing, whose share price closed 3% lower on Wall Street yesterday. The flight ban means that aircraft from Chile, Poland and India will be sitting on the tarmac, as well as 787s from Japan and the U.S. The only domestic airline currently affected is United Airlines, which has some half-dozen Dreamliners in its full fleet. The Dreamliner received its ...
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