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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Investigation Blames Pretty Much Everybody

The Wall Street Journal reports that on Monday the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released its report on the mysterious battery fires that grounded Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner fleet last year. And while it didn’t identify what caused the actual short circuit, the NTSB puts the blame on a series of failures by Boeing, Japan’s GS Yuasa Corp. — who supplied the 787′s batteries — and even the FAA.


Watching A Boeing 787 Dreamliner Come Together Never Gets Old

With her maiden flight just a few short weeks away, the newest 787 — and the first for Virgin Atlantic — is all set to take to the skies. And to honour this momentous machine, Virgin has just released this stunning time lapse video of its construction.


Qantas Isn't Buying Any New Planes For A While

As a result of the $252 million half-year loss that Qantas has reported today, Australia’s national carrier is making some big cutbacks. 5000 staff across the entire company are being made redundant, a bunch of flight schedules are being reconfigured, and over 50 new plane orders are being deferred indefinitely.


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.


Overhauled Boeing 787 Dreamliner Officially Cleared For Take Off

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.


Boeing 787 Dreamliner Blazes Through The Testing Of Its New Battery System

Boeing conducted a successful test flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its new upgraded battery system. With this test, it’s completed the required schedule of tests required for FAA certification.


Boeing Details How It's Going To Fix The 787 Dreamliner's Battery Problems

Boeing has 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.


The 787 Dreamliner Just Took A 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.


FAA May Let Boeing Run Dreamliner Test Flights This Week

Since Boeing’s operational 787 Dreamliners were grounded, engineers have been trying hard to solve the problem. Now, the Seattle Times is reporting that Dreamliner test flights could start as early as this week.


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 FAA 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.