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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:35 AM

 

European regulators ground the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Source: The Los Angeles Times

LONDON – European air-safety officials followed their American counterparts’ lead Thursday by grounding Boeing 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets after a series of worrisome incidents aboard the new aircraft.

The European Aviation Safety Agency, or EASA, announced that it was adopting the Federal Aviation Administration’s directive, issued Wednesday, ordering all 787s taken out of service. Jeremie Teahan, a spokesman for the EASA, said the action was taken “to ensure the continuing airworthiness of the European fleet.”

As a practical matter, the decision by European regulators will affect only two 787s being used by the Polish airline LOT. But the move increases pressure on Boeing, which insists that its new passenger jet is safe but has promised to work with the FAA to resolve any concerns.

Doubts about the 787’s safety grew after a fire aboard a plane parked at Boston’s airport and an emergency landing by an All Nippon Airways flight whose crew reported a strange smell and noticed indications of a problem with a lithium-ion battery.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-european-regulators-ground-the-boeing-787-dreamliner-20130117,0,2662539.story

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:41 AM

1. All Dreamliners have now been grounded - everywhere.

Ethiopian Airlines were the very last to take them out of service.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:50 AM

2. Disaster for Boeing

Don't know if its the battery itself or the plastic housing which is not heat resistant

Hopefully there is a fix that won't bankrupt the company

But what happened to simple testing QC

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:57 PM

5. This is one time I would not want to be an executive at Boing.

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:51 AM

3. I always liked the 747-8 better....

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:55 AM

4. More reaction + a full recap:

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