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Home News & Events AVIATION LAW NEWS: Boeing's 787 Dreamliner to fly again

AVIATION LAW NEWS: Boeing's 787 Dreamliner to fly again

Sunday, 03 March 2013 16:56

The Financial Times of March 1, 2013, has reported that the problem relative to the batteries utilized on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner which run most of the aircraft's electricity, has been described as "permanently" resolved by Boeing's Commercial Aircraft Division and this following two incidents: a fire on board the aircraft at Boston's Logan Airport in US on January 7, 2013 and an overheating with smoke on board the aircraft in January 16, 2013 which led to a diversion in Japan with the consequence that thereafter, all the fifty aircrafts delivered to Boeing's customers since then had to be grounded until an investigation was carried out and the fault identified accordingly.

However, it would appear that Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) has cancelled all its flights which had been scheduled with the 787 Dreamliner until May of this year with over 1,700 flights cancelled only for the months of April and May, resulting in an overall of 3,600 affected ANA flights alone. The two flights on which a fire ensued and overheating with smoke took place were on board two 787 Dreamliners purchased by ANA and Japan Airlines respectively.

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