Boeing Dreamliner becomes a nightmare
Boeing’s hyper-modern 787 is in trouble with the US, Japan, India and Qatar taking it off the skies over safety concerns.
- Boeing Woes: Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which has a list price of $207 million, is facing rough weather with India joining the US, Japan and Qatar in grounding it following battery failure on two of the planes in Japan. AFP
- Air India grounded its fleet of six Boeing 787 aircraft on Thursday under orders from Indian aviation authorities after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ordered a halt to all flights of the Dreamliners. Mint
- An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner, after making an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport, Japan on Thursday. ANA and Japan Airlines Co. Ltd (JAL) grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s on Wednesday and Thursday. Reuters
- The US Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all US- registered 787 Dreamliner aircraft after successive incidents involving battery failure. This is the first time in 40 years that the regulator has taken such action. AFP
- Qatar Airways has scrapped its plans to launch 787 services to Perth from February 1 and opted to stay with its 777 operation. The mid eastern airline operates three Dreamliners and has orders and purchase options for 57 more. AFP
- The Boeing headquarters in downtown Chicago. 39 out of the 50 Dreamliners in operation by airlines around the world have now been grounded. Boeing shares fell 2% in after-hours trading to $72.80 after the FAA announcement. AFP