Latest 787 Battery Incident Prompts Investigation

Another incident involving the main lithium-ion battery in a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 just before its scheduled departure from Tokyo on Tuesday (red. 14/01/2014) has prompted an investigation by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, raising new questions about the integrity of a system redesign devised to mitigate the possibility of fire propagation. Battery overheating in…

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Boeing warns of engine icing risk on 747-8s and 787 ‘Dreamliner’

(Reuters) – Boeing (BA.N) advised airlines on Friday about a risk of engine icing problems on its new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes with engines made by General Electric (GE.N), urging 15 carriers to avoid flying them near high-level thunderstorms. The warning led Japan Airlines (9101.T) to pull 787 Dreamliners from two international routes. Other affected airlines include Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), United Airlines, an arm…

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