Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:00 AM
marmar (69,333 posts)
Boeing faces lengthy Dreamliner delay, former US transport chief warns
(Guardian UK) Boeing could face months of delays before its Dreamliner 787 can get back in service, according to the former head of the US Department of Transport.
Mary Schiavo, the former DoT inspector general, said it looked increasingly unlikely that a quick fix will be found to the battery issues that have led to the global grounding of Boeing's hi-tech aircraft.
"It looks like an unfortunate situation for Boeing. It looks like there is not going to be a quick solution, and that we are not looking at days of grounding but possibly months," she said.
"So far, at least, it appears not to have been a bad batch of batteries, which would have been the best of all possible worlds for Boeing," she said. ..................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/21/boeing-7870-dreamliner-fire-split-regulators
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Response to blm (Reply #1)
Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:44 PM
hedda_foil (9,306 posts)
4. The components are sourced from different companies around the world.
The lithium ion batteries are from Japan. They're part of overall package that is made by a British manufacturer.
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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:16 AM
PoliticAverse (14,085 posts)
3. It may take them a while to find out what really happened.
This can be difficult with the planes grounded if some type of transient/intermittent
situation is involved.