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    Quote Originally Posted by ric loek View Post
    just in and bad news for the 787 fans the faa grounds all B787 http://www.nbcnews.com/business/faa-...787s-1B7991426
    Are the Battery " Made-in-China " ?

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    FAA grounds Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners (VIDEO)

    Following in the steps of Japan, the FAA has grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners after several problems emerged involving the company’s state-of-the-art airplane. NBC’s Tom Costello reports

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-n...080/?#50480682



    FAA grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the U.S. VIDEO

    http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte...-787s-in.html?

    Boeing says Dreamliner 'safe' after US grounding
    Boeing on Wednesday insisted its 787 Dreamliner was safe after US authorities ordered airlines to stop flying the plane over a fire risk linked to its lithium batteries.

    "We are confident the 787 is safe and we stand behind its overall integrity," Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said in a

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-...1-990896.aspx?

    Official: Battery in 787 swollen from overheating

    http://www.omaha.com/article/20130117/AP05/301169987?

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    Polish LOT airlines' Dreamliner grounded in Chicago

    LOT airlines' Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been grounded at an airport in Chicago,
    after the US aviation regulator grounded all such planes amid safety concerns

    Polish LOT airlines' Dreamliner left Warsaw's Chopin airport last night on its inaugural commercial transatlantic flight to O'Hare international airport in Chicago.
    The plane will now stay in Chicago after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered that the 787s must undergo safety checks after a battery fault caused an emergency landing in Japan.
    The FAA said airlines would have to demonstrate that the lithium ion batteries involved in the Japan incident were safe before they could resume flying Boeing's newest commercial airliner, but gave no details on when that could occur, Reuters reports.
    Indian and Chilean airlines airlines grounded their Dreamliners in response and now around four-fifths of the new aircraft in service throughout the world are now grounded over safety fears.
    LOT spokesman Mark Kłuciński said that “we respect this decision” of the US aviation authority to ground the planes, adding, however, that the flight to Chicago from Warsaw “ran smoothly”, the PAP news agency reports.
    It is currently unknown when the 787 can make the flight back to Warsaw and all passengers booked on the return flight Thursday morning (Polish time) have been booked on alternative flights.
    Boeing's shares fell 2 percent in after-hours trading to 72.75 USD after the FAA announcement that Dreamliners had been grounded till further notice.
    Poland received its first Dreamliner, which cost over 200 million USD a piece, in November last year, the first of ten 787s the loss-making LOT national airline purchased from Boeing.
    The use new battery technology - which caused the emergency landing of an All Nippon internal Japanese flight this week after smoke appeared in the cockpit - is among the cost-saving features of the 787, which Boeing says burns 20 percent less fuel than rival jetliners using older technology.
    Lithium-ion batteries can catch fire if they are overcharged and, once alight, they are difficult to put out as the chemicals produce oxygen, Boeing's chief engineer for the 787, Mike Sinnett, told Reuters last week.
    LOT airlines has reported that no incidents involving faulty batteries have been reported on its Dreamliner flights.
    Canon-fire and applause greeted the plane as it landed on the tarmac for the first time in Warsaw in November 2012.
    LOT is the first airline in Europe to have the Dreamliners, which can take up to 290 passengers.
    Its first commercial flight was from Warsaw to Prague in the Czech Republic on 14 December.

    http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/1...ed-in-Chicago?

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    Dreamliner battery probe may take weeks: Japan battery maker

    Tokyo:The Japanese company that made the battery installed in an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Dreamliner which made an emergency landing said Thursday its probe could take weeks. "It is impossible to predict at this point how long it will take, in days or weeks, because we must study the system and GS Yuasa is not the only player involved," a company spokeswoman said.

    The Japanese firm is taking part in a wider probe launched after aviation watchdogs in at least four countries grounded the next-generation aircraft, which has been hammered by a string of safety problems. Regulators in Japan, India and Chile followed the lead of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in ordering an indefinite halt to all operations, after the ANA plane was forced into an emergency landing Wednesday. Electrolyte leaks and burn marks were found on the lithium-ion battery's metal casing, ANA said. Kyodo News reported that officials from the Japan Transport Safety Board were working on the principle it overheated.

    The powerful batteries used on the Dreamliner have emerged as the focus of concern in light of the ANA incident and another on a JAL flight in the United States last week, with smoke reported on both planes.Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in consumer electronics such as laptops and mobile phones. Airlines warn passengers against carrying too many in their baggage because of the risk of overheating. GS Yuasa shares tumbled 4.98 percent to 305 yen in Tokyo trade.

    http://www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-6514.aspx?

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    FAA airworthiness directive requires 787 battery system modification

    US FAA has ordered a “modification of the battery system” of the Boeing 787, which the agency grounded Wednesday by an emergency directive.

    In a new airworthiness directive (AD), FAA said it has “evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition [apparent on the Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways 787s] is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.” It cited the “potential for fire in the [787] electrical compartment.”

    FAA said the AD “requires modification of the [787] battery system, or other actions, in accordance with a method approved” by the manager of the agency’s Seattle Aircraft Certification Office. It provided no details on what modifications would qualify to enable the lifting of the grounding, which has now been applied to all 50 787s that had been in service worldwide. And it warned further action may also be required.

    “We consider this AD interim action,” FAA stated, “As the investigation progresses, we might determine that additional action is necessary.”

    FAA said the AD was prompted by the JAL and ANA 787 incidents “involving lithium ion battery failures that resulted in release of flammable electrolytes, heat damage, and smoke … The cause of these failures is currently under investigation. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to critical systems and structures, and the potential for fire in the electrical compartment.”

    http://atwonline.com/international-a...fication-0117?

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    Boeing halts delivery of Dreamliners

    US aerospace giant Boeing has halted deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner but says it will continue to build the aircraft while safety experts examine its battery and electrical systems.
    The announcement capped a week in which all 50 787s in service around the world were grounded on orders from multiple aviation authorities to investigate the cause of two incidents, including a fire, linked to its batteries.
    ‘‘We will not deliver 787s until the FAA approves a means of compliance with their recent Airworthiness Directive concerning batteries and the approved approach has been implemented,’’ a Boeing spokesman said. ‘‘Production of 787s continues."

    Dreamliners had been flying in Chile, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Poland, Qatar and the United States until their flights were stopped after a global alert issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration.
    Boeing’s chairman and chief executive Jim McNerney in a statement to employees defended his company and the aircraft against ‘‘the negative news attention over the past several days.’’
    ‘‘As everyone inside the company knows, nothing is more important to us than the safety of the passengers, pilots and crew members who fly aboard Boeing commercial and military aircraft,’’ he said. ‘‘We have high confidence in the safety of the 787 and stand squarely behind its integrity as the newest addition to our product family.’’

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    http://www.theage.com.au/business/wo...119-2d028.html

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    What you think could have caused the Li-ion battery problems ?

    I suspected they are over-charged.

    My Nokia Mobile phone Li-ion was left charging for many hours ( > 72 hrs ) and it got "pregnant" and failed.

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    US, Japan analyse Dreamliner black box: report

    TOKYO (AFP) - US and Japanese officials Saturday began analysing the black box of the 787 plane forced into an emergency landing this week, prompting the worldwide grounding of Boeing's Dreamliner, broadcaster NHK said.

    The instrument will allow experts probing Wednesday's incident to reconstruct events leading up to the pilots aborting the flight due to a smoke alert apparently linked to the lithium-ion battery.

    Investigators on Friday released a picture showing the blackened remains of the battery in the All Nippon Airways plane, which has remained on the tarmac in Takamatsu in southwest Japan.

    The black box contains electrical data from the flight and will allow investigators, including a US team from the National Transportation Safety Board, to assess how the battery was affected.

    According to the NHK report, the plane captain saw three alarms that prompted the emergency landing -- the first alerted the pilots to smoke in the compartment containing the battery, a second noted a voltage drop in the battery and the third was related to abnormal battery charging.

    The risk of fire from overheating powerpacks has emerged as a major concern for Boeing's cutting-edge new planes since the incident on the domestic flight in Japan, which prompted airlines to ground all 50 of the world's operational 787s.

    GS Yuasa, the Japanese company that made the battery installed in the ANA Dreamliner, said on Thursday the probe into the incident could take weeks.
    A prolonged grounding could seriously compound problems for Boeing, which suffered a series of glitches over 10 days leading up to the ANA incident including another smoke alert on a Japan Airlines Dreamliner at Boston airport.

    http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/1...ck-box-report/

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    Japan's ANA cancels 335 B-787 flights

    Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) said on Monday the worldwide grounding of Boeing's Dreamliner forced it to cancel 335 flights up to next Sunday, affecting nearly 48,000 passengers.


    This file photo shows an All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner arriving at Tokyo's Haneda airport after a test flight on July 3, 2011. ANA said on Monday the worldwide grounding of Boeing's Dreamliner forced it to cancel 335 flights up to next Sunday, affecting nearly 48,000 passengers.

    ANA said cancellations on domestic routes from January 16, the day that one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners made an emergency landing, sparking a global alert, to January 27 amount to 292 flights for 44,074 passengers.

    Forty-three international flights have been cut, affecting 3,778 passengers, the airline said.

    Flights affected include those from Tokyo to San Jose, Seattle and Beijing.

    Boeing's cutting-edge new planes suffered a series of glitches earlier this month, prompting a global alert from the US Federal Aviation Administration that led to the worldwide grounding of all 50 operational 787s.

    The risk of fire from overheating powerpacks emerged as a major concern after pilots were forced to land a domestic ANA flight on Janaury 16 due to smoke apparently linked to the lithium-ion battery.

    But the US agency in charge of transportation safety on Sunday said a fire sparked after a Japan Airlines 787 landed in Boston on January 7 was not caused by an overcharged battery.

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/331860/?

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    Elon Musk offers Boeing SpaceX batteries for the 787 Dreamliner

    Boeing is currently dealing with a bit of a disaster as the company’s 787 Dreamliner has been grounded due to safety concerns. The problem stems from rechargeable batteries aboard the aircraft overheating and potentially setting on fire. Such an incident happened earlier this month when a Japan Airlines Dreamliner caught on fire soon after landing in Boston.

    Boeing is currently investigating the situation, but they aren’t alone. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has stepped in to offer his help and technology if Boeing wants it.

    Musk has had to harness battery tech not only to run his Tesla Motors, but also to function flawlessly aboard SpaceX spacecraft as they travel both in and out of the Earth’s atmosphere. If you need a battery to work at any altitude, you’d trust Musk to supply one, and that’s exactly what he’s offering Boeing.

    Musk is already talking to Boeing’s chief 787 engineer Mike Sinnett. He has also pointed out the high capacity lithium ion batteries used aboard the SpaceX spacecraft have never experienced any issues, regardless of altitude. They even function flawlessly in space.

    While this may be seen as great PR for SpaceX and Musk, it’s also a genuine offer to Boeing and what could be a quick fix for the 787. Every day the 50 Dreamliners in service are grounded must be costing the company and the airlines a small fortune, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Boeing take a shipment of SpaceX batteries and get them installed swiftly. That is, unless they’ve already come up with a solution the FAA will be happy with.

    http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-ce...ner-20130129/?

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