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Investigators: Latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Not Caused by Battery

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner continued the model's string of bad luck yesterday when it burst into flames on the tarmac at London Heathrow Airport yesterday. The good news was that it was unoccupied at the time. And now there's a little bit more: investigators say it wasn't the battery's fault. Read More >>

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Overhauled Boeing 787 Dreamliner Officially Cleared for Take Off by the FAA

Nearly four months after grounding the Dreamliner after its battery exploded into flames on the tarmac in Boston, the FAA has cleared the maligned Boeing 787 for commercial flights. The plane will be permitted to fly up to 180 minutes from its point of departure — the same clearance it had before. Read More >>

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Blazes Through New Battery System Tests

Boeing conducted a successful test flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its new upgraded battery system today. With this test, it's completed the required schedule of tests required for FAA certification. The plane is on fire — and in the good way! Read More >>

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Boeing Details How It's Going to Fix the 787 Dreamliner's Battery Problems

Yesterday, Boeing detailed its solution for the 787 Dreamliner's battery problems. It involves improving the battery itself; fixing the charging system and adding another layer of protection with an added enclosure. Boeing is still committed to lithium-ion batteries and this solution will allow Boeing to continue to use them in the 787. Read More >>

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The 787 Dreamliner Just Took a Completely "Uneventful" Test Flight

No one wants to be on a plane with batteries that are liable to explode, and since Boeing grounded its 787 Dreamliners after such an incident, no one has had to be. Except for the test crew that took one into the yesterday. But don't worry, it all turned out just fine. Read More >>

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It Could Be Years Before Dreamliners Are Back in the Air

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner just can't catch a break. After all of the planes were grounded following some seriously troubling melting batteries, the US's Federal Aviation Authority has been taking a look into what exactly went wrong. They'll take their time though; it could be years before the birds are back in the sky. Read More >>

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This Is the Battery that Melted In the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

All the 787 Dreamliners—Boeing's most advanced passenger aeroplane ever—have been grounded because of what you can see above: a melting battery made by the Japanese company GS Yuasa Corp, integrated in the aeroplane at Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington. Looks pretty bad to me. Read More >>

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All 787 Dreamliners Grounded Over Melting Battery Worries

All of the operational Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the world (50) are now sitting on runways being prodded by men with clipboards, after a series of safety niggles caused worries for air authorities and triggered a global grounding. Read More >>

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A Backdoor Found In a "Flight-Critical" Chip Could Let Hackers Take Over a Plane

It's a terrifying thought that cyber crims could hack into a plane and take control. A new backdoor into one of the chips used in "flight-critical" applications in some planes, as well military toys, has been found that could potentially allow just that. Read More >>

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A 787 Dreamliner Drew The Boeing Logo Across the Entire United States

What you're looking at is the real-time geographic tracking information of flight ZA236 as it was coming back to its home base in Washington state. Read More >>

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Design Your Own Boeing 787 Dreamliner

If you've always longed for your own private jumbo jet, well, keep dreaming. But at least Boeing now offers your the chance to design your own hypothetical colour scheme, just in case you ever find yourself in a position to buy one. Read More >>

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How Does It Feel to Fly In the Boeing Dreamliner?

Flight Global's Jon Ostrower has flown in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner a few times already. He just posted a video along with a detailed account of his experience inside ANA's newest toy. It seems like a great experience, as promised: Read More >>

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Safety Inspectors May Not Be Able To Tell If a Fancy New Boeing 787 Is Damaged

The extensive use of composite materials makes the Boeing 787 one of the most advanced commercial aircraft ever built. And while it's already been approved for flight, safety officials are concerned about the long term viability of those materials, which are now being used in the aircraft's wings and fuselage. Read More >>

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Why the Boeing 787 Will Ride Like a Dream

Boeing's latest and greatest, the £120 million 787 Dreamliner, is expected to change long-haul air travel just as much as the 707 and A380 Airbus models that preceded it. Here are just a few of the new systems and conveniences on board. Read More >>

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Boeing 787 Reviewed: Well Worth the Wait

Boeing's first 787 Dreamliner made its first commercial flight today. After years of delays the future of aviation has arrived. And according to reviews, it was a totally pleasant flight. Even if the 787 can't totally fix flying, it might make it a whole lot better. Read More >>

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