Breaking News: Plan to Fix Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” Airplanes Approved

A Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways is used for the inaugural flight from Tokyo to San Jose on January 11, 2013. Photograph by FlyerTalk member Carfield. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by Carfield.

This breaking news is just in from USA Today:

The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States has approved the certification plan by Boeing to fix, re-design and improve the batteries reportedly prone to fires on its 787 “Dreamliner” airplanes — but a series of testing is still needed to be done before the airplane will be permitted to return to service.

It is unclear at this time as to what additional testing is still needed to be done or how long it will take. It is also too early to speculate as to when the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” airplanes will once again ply through the skies.

All Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” airplanes were grounded earlier this year in response to a directive issued by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States and the civil aviation authorities of the Japanese, Chilean and other governments worldwide due to a spate of technical problems which plagued the aircraft, including electrical power issues, fuel leaks, mechanical issues, and fires caused by batteries.

Reactions by FlyerTalk members to the news of the grounding of the entire fleet of Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” airplanes were initially mixed.

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  • pdsales at 8:23am March 13, 2013

    How about a poll for Flyertalk members. How long after the fix is implemented and the 777s are flying again will they have to fly incident-free before you will book yourself onto one?

  • pdsales at 8:25am March 13, 2013

    Sorry, brain cramp, of course I meant to type 787…

  • bnarayan1511 at 12:19am March 14, 2013

    I already have 6 flights on the 787 – as soon as they begin flying again, I will be on them.

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