Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is Having Wing Cracking Problems

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Boeing's long-suffering 787 Dreamliner has hit yet another snag: At least 42 newly-produced jets may have hairline fractures along the wings. Luckily, the planes haven't been delivered to buyers yet, but it's still bad news for Boeing. Read More >>

Passenger Snaps Photo of Fuel Pouring Out of a Dreamliner's Wing

If Boeing was looking to 2014 as a fresh start for their constantly malfunctioning Dreamliner, that particular dream is almost certainly crushed by now. In addition to one of the plane's batteries malfunctioning (again) just a few days ago, a Norwegian's Airlines flight was cancelled on Monday after a passenger noticed that fuel was pouring from a valve on the plane's wing. Read More >>

Did Another Boeing Dreamliner Battery Really Just Catch On Fire?

Reuters reports that smoke was seen coming from a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner early Wednesday morning. You might remember that almost exactly a year ago, a Dreamliner caught on fire in Boston, grounding the plane worldwide for four months. The cause of that fire? The battery. Oof Boeing can't catch a break. Read More >>

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Boeing's Newer, Bigger, Less Flammable Dreamliner Is Ready to Fly

This last year has not been kind to Boeing's fledgling 787 Dreamliner class airplanes, what with the repeated electrical fires, fleet groundings, and bad publicity. But Boeing is confident that it's worked the kinks out in its newest Dreamliner iteration, the 787-9, which rolled out of the factory earlier today and is eagerly awaiting its first test flight. Read More >>

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 >>

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner Caught on Fire in London (Ugh, Not Again)

Looks like yet another Dreamliner is on fire—this time, it's on the tarmac at our very own London Heathrow Airport. (Luckily, it appears the jet is empty.) You'll remember that the Boeing 787 was initially grounded back in January after one of the aircraft caught fire on the ground at Boston airport in the US of A. This new fire comes just months after a revised design of the Dreamliner with a new battery system was cleared for take off by international flight organisations. Uh oh. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Boeing Never Fully Tested the Design of the Dreamliner Battery That Caught Fire

Two months after Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner was grounded, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a battery on one of the planes to catch fire. Apex reports that the latest information indicates the battery was never fully tested. Read More >>

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 >>

Boeing Is Redesigning the 787 Dreamliner's Battery So It Can Fly Again

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has been grounded for weeks now, may soon have a chance to fly again. Boeing has proposed a redesign for the bursting in flame batteries that would minimize the risk of fire. It's not a permanent solution but it would get the 787 in the air for the time being. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Japan Grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet Following Emergency Landing

Japan's two largest airlines have decided to ground all of their Boeing Dreamliner 787s after a Nippon Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing in southwestern Japan. Read More >>


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