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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.


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.


Passenger Snaps Photo Of Fuel Pouring Out Of A Dreamliner's Wing

If Boeing was looking to 2014 as a fresh start for its 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 Norweigan’s Airlines flight was cancelled yesterday after a passenger noticed that fuel was pouring from a valve on the plane’s wing.


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.


Monster Machines: 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 aeroplanes, 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.


Investigators: London Dreamliner Fire Was Again Caused By Batteries

An international team of investigators has concluded that the battery inside the emergency locator transmitter is the likely cause of the fire aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked on the tarmac at London Heathrow last week. The plot thickens.


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.


Boeing 787 Dreamliner On Fire In London (Ugh, Not Again)

Looks like yet another Dreamliner is on fire — this time, it’s on the tarmac at 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 Logan Airport.


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.