On Friday afternoon, the FAA approved battery system improvements for the 787 Dreamliner, a move which enables Boeing to resume deliveries of the aircraft and get existing 787s back in the air. “FAA approval clears the way for us and the airlines to begin the process of returning the 787 to flight with continued confidence [...]
On Friday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed the agenda for a two-day investigative hearing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s battery malfunctions. The Boeing Company, GS-Yuasa and Thales will testify and answer questions from NTSB Board members and technical staff about the design, testing, certification and operation of the lithium-ion battery on the Boeing [...]
European aircraft maker Airbus is wary that problems which have grounded rival Boeing’s 787 could also delay the launch of the A350.
The FAA has ordered US airlines to temporarily stop flying the Boeing 787 effective immediately, citing the potential for battery failures.