Boeing Dreamliner deliveries at standstill

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Conflicting reports surround Dreamliner fires. Image: Business Insider Boeing has halted all deliveries of its controversial Dreamliner 787, following an emergency airworthiness directive from the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration, which has seen carriers from around the world ground their 787 fleets. The manufacturing giant will continue to produce 787s, while investigations into its electrical systems and batteries continue.“We will not deliver 787s until the FAA approves a means of compliance with their recent airworthiness directive concerning batteries and the approved approach has been implemented,” a Boeing spokesperson said.Contradictory reports have emerged regarding the Dreamliner battery fires from earlier this month, the American National Transport Safety Board said flight recorder data onboard the Japan Airlines Dreamliner indicated that the lithium ion battery that caught fire “did not exceed its designed voltage,” the Financial Times reported. In contrast, the preliminary findings of Japanese authorities have suggested excessive electricity output in the battery had caused the All Nippon Airways (ANA) 787 to make an emergency landing. If regulators discover persistent issues with the aircraft’s electrical systems the groundings may endure for several months, possibly limiting Boeing’s aspirations of doubling plane production to 10 per month by year’s end. Qantas has cancelled one of its 15 Dreamliners on order, destined for the airline’s low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar.last_img read more