FAA order formally lifts Boeing 787 grounding

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Best Aircraft Ever

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Apr 25, 2013
FAA orders airlines to make Boeing 787 battery repairs, formally lifts 3-month grounding

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are telling airlines they can fly Boeing's 787 Dreamliners again as soon as they replace its problematic lithium ion batteries with a revamped battery system.

A Federal Aviation Administration safety order posted online Thursday applies to all U.S. airlines, but only one airline United currently has 787s in their fleet. They have six. The FAA estimated the repair costs for those planes at $2.8 million.

The planes have been grounded since mid-January, following a battery fire on a 787 parked at Boston's Logan International Airport, and a smoking battery that led to an emergency landing by another 787 in Japan.

There are 50 of the planes in service worldwide, but Boeing has purchase orders 840 more planes. Newly delivered will come with the revamped system.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/204678921.h...
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#2 Apr 25, 2013
No, no, no....Non-smarter said at least 6 month if not longer... What ever happened to rethuglican't do-nothing mentality ???
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Apr 25, 2013
Best Aircraft Ever wrote:
FAA orders airlines to make Boeing 787 battery repairs, formally lifts 3-month grounding
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are telling airlines they can fly Boeing's 787 Dreamliners again as soon as they replace its problematic lithium ion batteries with a revamped battery system.
A Federal Aviation Administration safety order posted online Thursday applies to all U.S. airlines, but only one airline United currently has 787s in their fleet. They have six. The FAA estimated the repair costs for those planes at $2.8 million.
The planes have been grounded since mid-January, following a battery fire on a 787 parked at Boston's Logan International Airport, and a smoking battery that led to an emergency landing by another 787 in Japan.
There are 50 of the planes in service worldwide, but Boeing has purchase orders 840 more planes. Newly delivered will come with the revamped system.
http://www.startribune.com/nation/204678921.h...
The BEST aircraft ever does NOT get grounded.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Apr 26, 2013
No, no, no....Non-smarter said at least 6 month if not longer... What ever happened to rethuglican't do-nothing mentality ???

Every aircraft in the air has been grounded, WTF are you blathering about ???
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Apr 26, 2013
The BEST aircraft ever does NOT get grounded.

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