787 Dreamliner

Analyst: Three Possible Causes of Dreamliner Fire

Jul 15, 2013

Investigators continue to look into the cause of a fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at London’s Heathrow Airport last week.

Boeing Dreamliner Catches Fire At Heathrow

Jul 12, 2013
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A fire on a 787 Dreamliner is out, and flights at London’s Heathrow Airport have resumed. No one was on board the parked Ethiopia Airlines jet during the incident and no injuries are reported. But speculation about the cause of the fire sent Boeing shares tumbling.

Boeing Machinists Optimistic Despite Layoffs

Mar 22, 2013
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Boeing announced today Friday it will lay off 800 machinists in the Puget Sound area this year. The company says workforce needs on two of its newest jet programs have been reduced.

FAA Gives Go Ahead For Battery Flight Tests

Mar 12, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration says Boeing can flight test its redesigned 787 battery system. It’s the first step to getting the grounded Dreamliners back in the sky. Marcie Sillman from KUOW Seattle reports.

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In a statement, the FAA said Boeing could go ahead with its plan to test a redesigned battery system for the 787. The FAA also gave the green light to limited flights for two aircraft that will have test versions of the new systems.

Boeing’s top executives say that at this point, they don’t expect significant financial fallout from the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner. Federal regulators halted flights of the plane after two serious battery malfunctions.

On Deck at Boeing's 787 Assembly Line

Jan 18, 2013
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Outside the Boeing plant in Everett, newly assembled 787s sit ready for delivery. Inside, the production line rolls on. That’s despite this week’s setbacks for the company’s newest model, the 787 Dreamliner.

Airlines around the world have grounded the planes amid concerns about its lithium ion batteries. It was a battery issue that caused an All Nippon Airways’787 to make an emergency landing in Japan earlier this week. KUOW’s Liz Jones visited the Boeing plant in Everett to get a closer view of this aircraft under scrutiny.

FAA Grounds All Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Jan 17, 2013
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The Federal Aviation Administration is grounding all Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the US. That’s after a 787 in Japan was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday because of a battery problem. Deborah Wang from member station KUOW in Seattle reports.

Boeing delivered more planes last year than even the high end of its forecasts. Aerospace analyst Yair Reiner says a big reason is that the company managed to speed up production of its 787 Dreamliners. That comes after years of stumbles and delays on the fuel-efficient twin-aisle plane.

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Both US and European officials are claiming victory after a global trade court ruled in a long-standing dispute over claims of illegal government subsidies to Boeing and European rival Airbus. From France, Liam Moriarty has more.