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FAA regulators ground
all Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Los Angeles Times, by Tiffany Hsu & Hugo Martin

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/16/2013 9:03:08 PM

U.S. regulators grounded all Boeing787 Dreamliner jetliners Wednesday after a series of recent incidents raised concerns about the aircrafts’ safety. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an “emergency airworthiness directive” that required all Dreamliners to “temporarily cease operations.” Regulators cited an an issue with a lithium ion battery that forced one of the planes to make an emergency landing in Japan on Wednesday. “Before further flight, operators of U.S.-registered Boeing 787 aircraft must demonstrate to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that the batteries are

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Either Boeing, the FAA, or both are not taking any chances. Because of mounting problems, specific airliner is grounded for review.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ktwo, 1/16/2013 9:44:13 PM     (No. 9121257)

Could be very bad. They aren´t grounded to be fixed but to be reviewed.

A "fix" normally has a known cost and schedule. But a "review" is indefinite and in the hands of bureaucrats.

Considering the record of lithium ion batteries in automobiles I am unsure what will demonstrate they are safe in airplanes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/16/2013 10:05:56 PM     (No. 9121276)

considering all the union issues Boeing has had, I find myself wondering where these problem aircraft were made. I understand that some are made in WA and some in NC. hmmmm...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: frede, 1/16/2013 10:29:40 PM     (No. 9121308)

#3, unfortunatly, you did not do your homework.The batteries are made by Yuasa, in Japan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/16/2013 11:16:22 PM     (No. 9121350)

I realize that I may not be rational about this subject, but I cannot be comfortable in an aircraft with the controls operated by computer only.
I liked flying the Cessna 150, where I could preflight the little bugger and check those cables...
(Neighbor up the street is a retired aeronautical engineer, and told me I was crazy to prefer the old fashioned means of controls. I may be, but...)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bob913, 1/16/2013 11:31:17 PM     (No. 9121368)

Gas leaks and battery sparks are not a good combo at 36,000ft

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/17/2013 12:09:56 AM     (No. 9121405)

Yowsa. What is up with this?

#5, if I were a pilot, I´d be the same way. I want to know what´s going on, and be able to take action on my own.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/17/2013 4:38:56 AM     (No. 9121554)

Those fancey dancey lithium batteries set fire to themselves in worthless electric vehicles, now those batteries are setting fire to airplanes. Thank an eco-terrorist for their fine job.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/17/2013 6:44:48 AM     (No. 9121614)

Airworthiness Directives (ADs) come out all the time for all sorts of aircraft. Just another in a series of issues to be solved. Although sometimes we can overreach with new tech [Lithium batteries] and need to get back to an older more reliable type.

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