Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings

Mar 8, 2014

Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings

Boeing said Friday that hairline cracks have been found in the wings of some of its 787 Dreamliners that are still in production, due to a manufacturing problem. A Boeing spokesman said the cracks were found in the composite wings, made by Mitsubishi Heavy ...

Boeing woos ANA after JAL chooses Airbus

Feb 12, 2014

Boeing woos ANA after JAL chooses Airbus

Boeing Co. said it’s working “very hard” to secure an order from ANA Holdings Co. after its decadeslong dominance in Japan was challenged last year by a $9.5 billion aircraft deal for Airbus. “There’s a campaign, and we are busy working very hard to ...

Jan 17, 2014

U.S. to send investigator to Japan over Dreamliner glitch

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it will participate in Japan’s investigation of a smoke event involving a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jetliner. NTSB aircraft systems investigator Mike Bauer will travel to Japan to assist with the investigation, it said. White smoke was ...

Boeing warns of ice risk for GE-powered 787s

Nov 25, 2013

Boeing warns of ice risk for GE-powered 787s


Boeing Co. told airlines that some Dreamliners with General Electric Co. engines must bypass thunderstorms as a precautionary measure, the latest advisory on the 787 that was grounded globally earlier this year. Dreamliners, powered by the GEnx engines, must avoid flying within 50 nautical ...

Nov 18, 2013

ANA finds second 787 cell charger with glitch

ANA Holdings Inc., the biggest user of Boeing Co. 787s, will send its second battery charger in two months to supplier Thales SA after a message signaled a problem during a maintenance check. The airline changed the battery during maintenance on Nov. 16 and ...

ANA nears decision on maker for 25-plane order

Sep 13, 2013

ANA nears decision on maker for 25-plane order

ANA Holdings Inc., whose fleet is dominated by Boeing Co. aircraft, will soon decide on placing an order for 25 jets, pitting the newest wide-body models of Airbus SAS and Boeing against each other. “It’s getting close to the time we need to make ...

Jul 29, 2013

Boeing urges more checks of ELTs after fire

Boeing Co. has asked airlines to inspect emergency locator transmitter beacons on a range of planes after ANA Holdings Inc. and United Airlines found faults in the devices on 787s linked to a fire in a parked Dreamliner. The aircraft maker asked operators to ...

Jul 19, 2013

JAL 787 returns to Boston to check fuel pump alert

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 that left Boston for Tokyo on Thursday returned because of a potential fuel pump problem, the carrier said, dismissing concerns that the planes were facing a new crisis. The high-tech Dreamliner has encountered a spate of problems since resuming ...