Boeing 787 Dreamliner News

Canada Broadens Inspections of Aircraft Emergency Beacons

Canada on Thursday ordered airlines to inspect emergency beacons on a broad list of aircraft for possible wiring problems that could lead to a fire. The order from Transport Canada comes after a fire broke out on July 12 at …

Do Boeing’s 787 Battery Woes Hold Lessons for Other Vehicles?

U .S. regulators are discussing whether the batteries that burned on Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner hold any lessons for other aircraft or vehicles. George Nield, associate administrator for commercial space transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration, said a dialogue is …

Japan’s ANA Counts Cost of Grounded 787; Not Yet Seeking Damages

All Nippon Airways Co, the launch airline for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jet that has been grounded with undiagnosed battery problems, said it lost more than $15 million in revenue from having to cancel flights this month. Asia’s top airline by …

Too Early to Know Cost of 787 Dreamliner Claims, Says Boeing’s Insurer

Boeing Co. has some insurance in case its aircraft are grounded, but it is far too soon to say whether the problems with the 787 Dreamliner will lead to significant claims, the head of the planemaker’s lead insurer said on …

Airbus’ Presentation Warned Airlines of Lithium Battery Risks a Year Ago

Airbus warned the airline industry of risks related to lithium batteries almost a year before two safety incidents grounded 787 Dreamliners built by its chief rival Boeing, according to a presentation seen by Reuters. The European plane maker spelled out …

Safety Board Looking at Whistleblower Claims in 787 Battery Case

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is looking at issues raised by more than one whistleblower as it investigates battery failures that have grounded the global fleet of 50 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners for a week. Michael Leon, one of …

Japanese Airlines Ground Boeing 787 Dreamliners after Emergency Landing

Japan’s two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as …