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NTSB: Battery Defect Cause of Boeing 787 Fire

Defects in design and certification were responsible for a lithium-ion battery fire on a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston last January, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report on the incident. The fire prompted an immediate grounding of Dreamliners by the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as … Read more »

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FAA Approves Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery Modifications

The FAA has approved battery system improvements for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, clearing the way for the grounded fleet to resume commercial flights in about a week. The fuel-efficient Dreamliner has been grounded since January following a lithium-ion battery fire on a Japan Airlines plane in Boston and an emergency landing … Read more »

Safety Board Probes Boeing Dreamliner Engine Failure

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an engine failure that occurred on a high fuel-efficiency Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a taxi test last weekend in Charleston, S.C., Industry Week reported. Boeing and General Electric, the engine manufacturer, notified the NTSB that a Boeing 787 experienced an engine failure during … Read more »