Boeing 787 http://www.kplu.org en Report: FAA Too Reliant On Boeing For Battery Test http://www.kplu.org/post/report-faa-too-reliant-boeing-battery-test <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A new report says the government failed to properly test the lithium-ion batteries on the Boeing 787 and relied too much on the company for technical expertise.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday criticized the process used by the Federal Aviation Administration to certify the new jet in 2007. It also recommends that FAA look outside the aviation industry for independent technical expertise.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:05:39 +0000 The Associated Press 16772 at http://www.kplu.org Report: FAA Too Reliant On Boeing For Battery Test FAA: Boeing 787's Design, Manufacture Safe http://www.kplu.org/post/faa-boeing-787s-design-manufacture-safe <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Federal aviation officials say Boeing's design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many plane's many problems since its rollout.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>A report issued jointly by the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing on Wednesday says the plane was soundly designed, and that the government had effective processes in place to identify and correct issues that emerged before and after certification. The report makes seven recommendations for further improvements by Boeing and FAA.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:41:28 +0000 The Associated Press 15030 at http://www.kplu.org FAA: Boeing 787's Design, Manufacture Safe Problems Linger For Boeing's Flagship 787 Airliner http://www.kplu.org/post/problems-linger-boeings-flagship-787-airliner Despite more than a decade to work out problems and an estimated $20 billion to build it, Boeing's 787 aircraft is still plagued by issues.<p>The high-tech, fuel-efficient airplane was supposed to be a game changer in the aviation industry — and it still may be — but it keeps making headlines for all the wrong reasons.<p>Ever since 787s finally began flying in 2011, there have been technical and mechanical problems, from software bugs and engine defects to faulty wiring, trouble with hydraulics and fuel tank leaks.<p>"The lingering problems run the gamut from insignificant to highly significan Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:05:27 +0000 David Schaper 14090 at http://www.kplu.org Problems Linger For Boeing's Flagship 787 Airliner Boeing Confirms New 787 Battery Incident In Japan http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-confirms-new-787-battery-incident-japan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Boeing is confirming an incident with a battery on a Japan Airlines 787, in a reminder of the problems that grounded the plane for three months last year.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Boeing says it appears that a single battery cell "vented," or released gas. It was discovered during scheduled maintenance on the ground at Tokyo's Narita airport on Tuesday. No passengers were on board.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:44:06 +0000 The Associated Press 12566 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing Confirms New 787 Battery Incident In Japan Boeing to Speed Up Production of 787 Dreamliner http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-speed-production-787-dreamliner <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Boeing</font>&nbsp;says it will speed up production of its new 787 as it tries to catch up on a huge backlog of orders for the plane.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The company has orders for 890 of those planes that it has yet to build.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:18:48 +0000 The Associated Press 10599 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing to Speed Up Production of 787 Dreamliner LOT 787 Dreamliner Diverted Due to Antenna Issue http://www.kplu.org/post/lot-787-dreamliner-diverted-due-antenna-issue <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A Boeing 787 Dreamliner, operated by Poland&#39;s LOT airline, has made an unscheduled landing in Reykjavik, Iceland, because of a malfunctioning antenna.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The antenna is used to transmit airplane identification information. LOT sent parts and personnel to Iceland to fix the problem, a Boeing spokesman said in an emailed statement. The airplane maker was ready to help if needed, he said.</p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:26:45 +0000 The Associated Press 10188 at http://www.kplu.org LOT 787 Dreamliner Diverted Due to Antenna Issue Japan Airlines Dreamliner Safely Returns to Boston http://www.kplu.org/post/japan-airlines-dreamliner-safely-returns-boston <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">A Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo's </span>Narita<span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;"> Airport has returned safely to Boston's Logan Airport because of a possible fuel pump issue on the Boeing 787 aircraft.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>It's the latest woe for the new Dreamliner aircraft after a lithium ion battery problem grounded the fleet in January and a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines plane last week.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 05:30:12 +0000 The Associated Press 9381 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing resumes 787 deliveries after 4-month halt http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-resumes-787-deliveries-after-4-month-halt <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Boeing is delivering 787s again after a four-month halt while it fixed problems that led to smoldering batteries.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Boeing announced a delivery on Tuesday to Japan's All Nippon Airways.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 20:51:47 +0000 The Associated Press 8772 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing resumes 787 deliveries after 4-month halt Boeing aims for mid-May restart of 787 deliveries http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-aims-mid-may-restart-787-deliveries <p></p><p><font style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;" color="red">Boeing</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;says it will begin delivering </span>787s<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"> again in early May.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The 787 has been grounded since mid-January because of smoldering batteries. Federal authorities have approved&nbsp;<font color="red">Boeing's&nbsp;</font>redesigned battery system.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:15:28 +0000 The Associated Press & Ashley Gross 8533 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing aims for mid-May restart of 787 deliveries United Airlines puts 787s in schedule for May 31 http://www.kplu.org/post/united-airlines-puts-787s-schedule-may-31 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">United Airlines is putting its grounded Boeing </span>787s<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"> back in the flight schedule, even though the plane is still grounded by government authorities.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">United acknowledged on Monday that the plane is in its schedule starting May 31. Travel website Jaunted.com noted a 787 flight from Houston to Denver that day.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 04:31:17 +0000 The Associated Press 8355 at http://www.kplu.org United Airlines puts 787s in schedule for May 31 Boeing CEO says 787 is 'very close' to flying http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-ceo-says-787-very-close-flying <p><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Boeing</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;CEO Jim </span>McNerney<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"> is sure his company is "very close" to getting its troubled 787 </span>Dreamliner<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"> jet back flying again.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>"We have a high degree of confidence in the technical solution we are testing right now with the FAA," McNerney said Thursday. "I think it will be sooner than later."</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:59:15 +0000 The Associated Press 8198 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing CEO says 787 is 'very close' to flying Boeing 787 makes test flight to check battery http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-787-makes-test-flight-check-battery <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">A Boeing 787 took off from Seattle Monday on a test flight to see if a redesigned battery system works properly while the plane is in the air.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The test flight is an important step in Boeing's plan to convince safety regulators to allow airlines to resume using the plane, which the company calls the Dreamliner.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:31:51 +0000 The Associated Press 8138 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing: Commercial 787 flights to restart in weeks http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-commercial-787-flights-restart-weeks <p><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Boeing</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;executives say commercial flights of its grounded 787 jets will resume "within weeks, not months" with a third of safety tests already completed.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>They said Friday they had not pinpointed the causes of the two battery problems that resulted in the global grounding of the technologically advanced Dreamliner planes.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:13:26 +0000 The Associated Press 8011 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing: Commercial 787 flights to restart in weeks FAA approves Boeing plan to fix 787's batteries http://www.kplu.org/post/faa-approves-boeing-plan-fix-787s-batteries <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Federal regulators have approved a Boeing&nbsp;plan to redesign the 787 </span>Dreamliner's<span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;"> fire-prone lithium-ion batteries, although extensive testing will be needed before the planes can fly passengers again.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:28:32 +0000 The Associated Press & Ashley Gross 7959 at http://www.kplu.org FAA approves Boeing plan to fix 787's batteries Boeing's Dreamliner woes will likely dominate aerospace conference http://www.kplu.org/post/boeings-dreamliner-woes-will-likely-dominate-aerospace-conference <p></p><p>The problems surrounding Boeing’s flagship 787 Dreamliner are likely to dominate an annual aerospace conference taking place north of Seattle this week.</p><p>The conference will draw about 400 people from airplane manufacturers, suppliers and airlines. Conference topics include biofuels, airplane interiors and the health of the airline industry.</p><p>But the issue looming over the entire meeting will be how long it will take to fix the Dreamliner’s batteries and get the plane back in the air for passengers.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:51:39 +0000 Ashley Gross 7779 at http://www.kplu.org