To be honest with you I don't think I would like to fly the Dreamliner just yet after all the scares they have had in the past 10 days. I wonder if they have cut corners in the production of these aircraft or tried to get them built too quick under pressure from orders from the airline industry, now there is going to be a full safety design and review also, seems to be going from bad to worse for Boeing at the moment. http://news.sky.com/story/1036587/dreamliner-safety-and-design-re etc ...
Two Japanese airlines have grounded all of their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after a sixth problem in less than two weeks.
All Nippon Airlines (ANA) announced it was grounding all 17 of its 787s after one was forced to make an emergency landing in west Japan on Wednesday.
Japan Air Lines Co Ltd (JAL) said it would also suspend all Dreamliner flights scheduled to leave Japan on Wednesday over safety concerns.
Public broadcaster NHK said the ANA aircraft landed in Takamatsu and all passengers on board were evacuated after smoke was seen in the cabin.
ANA spokeswoman Naoko Yamamoto said: "It made an emergency landing at Takamatsu because there was an error message during the flight.
"It is true that the aircraft has recently seen a series of troubles. But we cannot say if this has something in common with previous problems."
A statement later said a battery problem had forced the emergency landing.
TV footage showed emergency chutes deployed from the plane at the airport, on Japan's fourth largest island of Shikoku.
ANA said 129 passengers and eight crew were on board. Some of the passengers were reported to have suffered minor injuries as the plane was evacuated.
The aircraft was travelling to Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
America's aviation watchdog, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ordered a comprehensive review of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after five separate problems with the aircraft in as many days.
On Friday, oil was discovered leaking from another ANA operated Dreamliner at Miyazaki airport in southern Japan.
On the same day, a cracked cockpit window was also discovered on another of its 787s.
Last Wednesday, a domestic flight was halted by ANA because brake parts to the rear left undercarriage needed replacing.
And a JAL jet was also grounded at Boston Logan International airport in the US following an engine fuel leak.
Another JAL 787 filled with smoke shortly after passengers and crew had disembarked last Monday.
Japanese authorities announced on Monday they would investigate the fuel leak.
Japan is the biggest market so far for the Dreamliner, with ANA and Japan Airlines Co flying 24 of the 50 Dreamliners delivered to date. http://news.sky.com/story/1038642/boeing-dreamliners-grounded-by- etc ...