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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:49 PM

ANA Grounds Fleet of Boeing 787s After Battery Fault


(Bloomberg) All Nippon Airways Co. grounded its fleet of 17 Boeing Co. (BA) 787 Dreamliners today after smoke from one of the planes forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in Japan.

The Japanese transport ministry said the pilots and air- traffic controllers saw smoke, and passengers were evacuated on emergency chutes. The carrier is investigating, and there was no information yet about injuries, said Ryosei Nomura, a spokesman for Tokyo-based All Nippon.

The emergency landing comes a week after the battery in a Japan Airlines Co. 787 caught fire on Jan. 7 in Boston. That incident, which is still under investigation, prompted a review by U.S. regulators of the new model’s design and manufacturing. The 787, Boeing’s most technologically advanced jet, is the first to use lithium-ion batteries and to have a composite- plastic body.

“We are aware of the event and working with our customer,” Lori Gunter, a spokeswoman for Boeing in Everett, Washington, where the main 787 factory is, said in an e-mail. “We don’t have any more details to share at this point.” ...................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-16/ana-s-boeing-787-makes-emergency-landing-amid-battery-indicator.html



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cbrer Jan 2013 #1
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #2
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TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #4
cbrer Jan 2013 #5

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:52 PM

1. Dreamliner? More like

 

Nightmare. I hope they get this straightened out QUICK!

Love your tag line

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:53 PM

2. Wow thats not good. nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:00 PM

3. Keep running from Union workers, Boeing.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:04 PM

4. Sounds like battery casings are failing due to pressure...

 

...or temperature changes.

Time to give up some of the weight savings.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:36 PM

5. Isn't the new Li technology

 

prone to thermal instability with rapid charge/discharge cycling?

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