Is the 787 Dreamliner grounded?

Eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners were grounded in late August after Boeing discovered two issues stemming from their manufacture in its South Carolina facility.

How long was the Dreamliner grounded?

The Dreamliner, Boeing’s marquee widebody jet, experienced a series of early teething problems that caused it to enter the market more than three years late in 2011. Regulators grounded the aircraft for three months in early 2013 after two lithium-ion batteries incinerated.

How far can a 787 go?

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with a range of 14,800km to 15,750km (8,000nmi to 8,500nmi), stands third among the 10 longest range airliners in the world.

Why are 787 grounded?

The eight in-service 787 Dreamliner jets that Boeing grounded last month for inspection and repair due to manufacturing quality flaws at its South Carolina plant were from a batch that came off the production line more than a year ago.

How many hours can a 787 9 fly?

Both of these routes are also expected to hit about 16-17 hours of flying time. The 787-9 has the right efficiency and economics that enable such routes to be flown. The aircraft is flexible. Carriers can configure the jets densely to fly shorter long-haul routes– say between seven and ten hours in length.

Where did the 787 Dreamliner battery catch fire?

Incidents included an electrical fire aboard an All Nippon Airways 787, and a similar fire found by maintenance workers on a parked Japan Airlines 787 at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

What did firefighters do in the Dreamliner fire?

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 10:37 a.m., and using a thermal imaging camera, they looked through the smoke in the equipment bay and saw a softball-sized glow. Responders attempted to extinguish the heat source with Halotron, a fire suppressant.

What was the date of the 787 fire?

Official report on Boeing 787 fires tells a cautionary tale about advanced batteries At 10:21 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2013, about a minute after all 183 passengers and 11 crew members from Japan Airlines Flight 008 disembarked at Boston’s Logan International Airport, a member of the cleaning crew spotted smoke in the aft cabin of the Boeing 787-8.

Why did the 787 make an emergency landing in Japan?

The incident was troubling because Boeing had delivered the aircraft to the airline just 18 days prior. In that time, the plane logged 22 flight cycles without incident. Five days later, another 787, this one operated by All Nippon Airways, made an emergency landing in Japan after pilots received a battery malfunction warning.