787 Dreamliner

Dreamliner Fire
4:30 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Analyst: Three Possible Causes of Dreamliner Fire

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

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Boeing 787 Fire
4:12 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Boeing Dreamliner Catches Fire At Heathrow

If another battery problem is discovered, the fleet of 787s would likely be grounded again.
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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.

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Boeing Layoffs
5:13 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Boeing Machinists Optimistic Despite Layoffs

A Boeing 747-8 being readied for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
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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.

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Boeing 787
4:25 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

FAA Gives Go Ahead For Battery Flight Tests

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.

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Boeing 787
6:50 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Boeing CEO Offers Apology To Customers Over 787 Problems

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.

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787 Dreamliner
6:41 am
Fri January 18, 2013

On Deck at Boeing's 787 Assembly Line

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Credit Photo by Strower / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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787 Dreamliner
6:09 am
Thu January 17, 2013

FAA Grounds All Boeing 787 Dreamliners

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Credit Photo by Strower / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Boeing Planes
4:39 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Boeing Likely Topped Airbus For The First Time In Years

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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W.T.O. Boeing Ruling
4:16 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Boeing, Airbus Both Claim WTO Victory

Boeing is calling a WTO ruling over the 787 Dreamliner a victory.
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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.

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