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Boeing Dreamliners Grounded!!! :(
 
# 1 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 16:06
 
 
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 ...
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# 2 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 17:26
 
 
stupid name for an aircraft type anyway - dreamliner. what happened the good ol days of the boeing 747, the DC 8, airbus a330. proper names for aircraft.
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# 3 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 20:13
 
 
Sounds like something from a 70's science fiction show.
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# 4 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 20:21
 
 
Boeing can't catch a break lately.
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# 5 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 20:22
 
 
Too much plastic in them
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# 6 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 22:45
 
 
Teething problems aside. It's a great looking plane with new technology. In years to come, I'm sure it will be looked back upon as a step in the right direction for the industry.
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# 7 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 22:48
 
 
Someone said :
Too much plastic in them

very fuel efficient though! minus all the fuel leaks!
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# 8 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 22:50
 
 
Someone said :
Teething problems aside. It's a great looking plane with new technology. In years to come, I'm sure it will be looked back upon as a step in the right direction for the industry.

from what i remember, i think airbus had big probs too when they launched. i want dreamliner to be my ' day dream dreamliner, and a homecoming queen'
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# 9 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 22:52
 
 
Someone said :
Teething problems aside. It's a great looking plane with new technology. In years to come, I'm sure it will be looked back upon as a step in the right direction for the industry.

Yeah true, the A380 had many issues alright but not all in the same week!
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# 10 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 22:57
 
 
A380 has many problems and up till recently enough times.I have flown on the A380 about 10 times now and nothing concerns me with that or about flying.Every aircraft has had problems and we always fly.
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# 11 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 22:59
 
 
In Toulouse last year,a resident told me that their Airbus company was in trouble as they were not selling any aircraft,i'm sure they are sympathising with their Washington rivals tonight.
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# 12 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 23:11
 
 
Hopefully they have all the issues resolved when I finally decide to take a trip on a Dreamliner*

*may take a few years.
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# 13 : Wednesday 16-1-2013 @ 23:33
 
 
Someone said :
In Toulouse last year,a resident told me that their Airbus company was in trouble as they were not selling any aircraft,i'm sure they are sympathising with their Washington rivals tonight.

Not selling?I find that difficult to believe.Perhaps airlines have cut orders in these challenging times but not to that extent.
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# 14 : Thursday 17-1-2013 @ 00:20
 
 
Someone said :
In Toulouse last year,a resident told me that their Airbus company was in trouble as they were not selling any aircraft,i'm sure they are sympathising with their Washington rivals tonight.

But isnt that area one of airbus main assembly lines?
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# 15 : Thursday 17-1-2013 @ 03:11
 
 
I would love to fly on an A380 but preferably in Business or First class. I've always loved the upstairs seats on the 747 Jumbo Jet as the cabin feels more intimate and chilled out. The Airbus A320 and A330 are pleasant aircraft to fly on also.

The McDonnell Douglas DC10 which flew from the early 1970s to about 2000 had a relatively poor safety record in its early years as modern airplanes go - there were quite a few crashes involving the DC10 in the 70s and early 80s.

The DC10


Some Americans have the mantra - "if it ain't Boeing then I ain't going." I'm sure the initial teething problems with the 787 Dreamliner will be sorted out.
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