Safety panel begins test on ANA 787

Apr 9, 2013

Safety panel begins test on ANA 787

Transport authorities probing the battery accident on an All Nippon Airways Co. Boeing 787 earlier this year began testing the grounded jetliner Monday at Takamatsu Airport. The Japan Transport Safety Board will investigate how the battery system performs when subjected to conditions similar to ...

Boeing 787 flight tests new battery system

Apr 7, 2013

Boeing 787 flight tests new battery system

Boeing Co. has conducted the final test flight of its 787 Dreamliner to demonstrate the safety of troubled aircraft’s new battery system, as part of a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification exam. “Today’s flight marks the final certification test for the new battery system, ...

ANA to seek 787 compensation from Boeing: Shinobe

Mar 19, 2013

ANA to seek 787 compensation from Boeing: Shinobe

All Nippon Airways Co. wants compensation from Boeing Co. for the grounding of its entire fleet of 787 Dreamliners and plans to make the request once the advanced jet is flying again, ANA’s incoming president said. Senior Executive Vice President Osamu Shinobe, who will ...

FAA: Boeing fix won't end 787 grounding fast

Mar 1, 2013

FAA: Boeing fix won't end 787 grounding fast

Boeing Co.’s proposal to get the 787 Dreamliner back in the skies, while comprehensive, will require extensive testing even if approved before regulators end the plane’s grounding, the top U.S. aviation official said. Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta on Wednesday wouldn’t speculate when the ...

787 to weigh on airlines as safety concerns drag on

Feb 4, 2013

787 to weigh on airlines as safety concerns drag on

Despite experts’ best efforts to get to the bottom of the mishaps involving Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliners, pinpointing the causes may take a while, leaving the timetable for their return to the skies uncertain. All Nippon Airways Co., which has more 787s than any ...

Why the future of aviation needs the Dreamliner

Jan 25, 2013

Why the future of aviation needs the Dreamliner

by Gwyn Topham

As Boeing showed off its multibillion-dollar baby on the Dreamliner's promotional world tour in 2011, one quirky feature was regularly pointed out: a sleekly designed but redundant ashtray, a compliance with regulations laid down in a different age.