Boeing Dreamliner problems escalate
Airlines worldwide stopped flying their Boeing 787s after several of the passenger jets had problems with their lithium-ion batteries. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced jetliner until the risk of battery fires is resolved. Other airlines and civil aviation authorities in other countries followed the FAA's lead. Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said the company is working with the FAA to "find answers as quickly as possible." The question is whether the Dreamliner will stick in the public's mind as a troubled aircraft.
3:40 PM EDT, April 19, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing Co.’s proposed fix for the lithium-ion battery systems on its 787 passenger jets, which have been grounded since January.
6:01 PM EDT, April 5, 2013
Boeing Co. completed a certification demonstration flight on its 787 Dreamliner to test a proposed fix for the lithium-ion battery systems that led to the commercial jet’s grounding in January.
12:42 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
This has been a bad couple of months for Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner, but not for the company’s stock price.
2:53 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
Boeing Co. said it plans a nearly two-hour test flight of a 787 Dreamliner to test its proposed fix for the lithium-ion battery systems that led to the commercial jet’s grounding in January.
3:08 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
With a new plan to fix the problem-plagued lithium-ion battery systems on its grounded 787 Dreamliner passenger jets, Boeing Co. said the fleet should be airborne again within weeks.
11:51 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
Boeing Co. said its planned fixes for the issues with its lithium-ion battery systems on the 787 Dreamliner passenger jet removes any related risk of a fire breaking out.
2:05 PM EST, February 20, 2013
Japan’s investigation into a burning lithium-ion battery aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight found it was improperly wired, according to an Associated Press report.
4:47 PM EST, February 15, 2013
After ongoing lithium-ion battery problems grounded the worldwide fleet of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliners, European rival Airbus has scrapped plans to use the technology on its new jet.
1:31 PM EST, February 7, 2013
A month into investigating a fire that broke out on Boeing Co.’s grounded 787 Dreamliner passenger jets, the National Transportation Safety Board said it found a short-circuit in one of the aircraft’s lithium ion batteries and even traced it to a specific cell, but still doesn’t have a cause.
8:45 PM EST, February 7, 2013
After three weeks of being grounded due to safety concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration has allowed Boeing Co. to begin limited flight test activities with its 787 Dreamliner passenger jet.
12:10 PM EST, February 6, 2013
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways said the grounding of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner jet has affected more than 100,000 passengers and resulted in the cancellation of more than 1,200 flights.
9:15 PM EST, February 4, 2013
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to let it begin test flights on its grounded 787 Dreamliner passenger jet.
10:06 PM EST, January 18, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration may have just grounded Boeing’s Dreamliner planes, but Chief Executive Jim McNerney still says the company has “high confidence in the safety of the 787.”
6:52 PM EST, January 17, 2013
Boeing's much-heralded 787 Dreamliner has suffered a series of mechanical problems -- including fires and fuel leaks -- but some experts say the reputation of Boeing and the plane won't suffer long-term damage.
5:27 AM EST, January 17, 2013
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.
7:35 PM EST, January 16, 2013
8:19 PM EST, January 16, 2013
8:07 PM EST, January 16, 2013
Minutes after the Federal Aviation Administration ordered the grounding of Boeing's 787, the only U.S.-based airline to operate the plane vowed to comply.
5:32 PM EST, January 16, 2013
A move by Japan's top two carriers to ground the much-heralded Boeing 787 plane -- a.k.a. the Dreamliner -- has sparked a flurry of questions about the safety of the plane.
5:00 PM EST, January 16, 2013
7:08 PM EDT, July 29, 2012
Federal regulators are investigating Boeing Co.’s 787 jets after one such Dreamliner plane sparked a grass fire in South Carolina during pre-flight testing.