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  • Boeing, Airbus at odds on deployable black boxes

    October 7, 2014 2:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The world's two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping planes with deployable black boxes that would be easier to find in the event of an ocean crash. Airbus' chief product security officer, Pascal Andrei, told a government safety panel Tuesday that the French manufacturer is... more »
  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    September 16, 2014 3:24 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a... more »
  • Boeing to propose 787 battery fix

    February 20, 2013 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON- Boeing is proposing to federal regulators a plan to temporarily fix problems with the 787 Dreamliner's batteries that have kept the planes on the ground for more than a month. Officals say Boeing is expected to present the plan to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration later... more »
  • NTSB: 787 battery approval should be reconsidered

    February 7, 2013 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- A top federal safety official says the government should reconsider its approval of the kind of batteries used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner because they can explode into fires, a specter that manufacturer testing did not pick up. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Hersman says Thursday that Boeing's safety... more »
  • Japan 787 probe finds thermal runaway in battery

    February 5, 2013 2:56 AM

    TOKYO - Japan's Transport Safety Board says the lithium ion battery aboard a Boeing 787 flight in Japan last month found evidence of the same type of "thermal runaway" seen in a similar incident in Boston. The board said in a report Tuesday that CAT scans and other analysis found... more »
  • Boeing 787 probe moves to monitoring system maker

    January 28, 2013 6:07 AM

    TOKYO - The joint U.S. and Japanese investigation into the Boeing 787's battery problems has moved from the battery-maker to the manufacturer of a monitoring system. Transport ministry official Shigeru Takano said Monday the probe into battery-maker GS Yuasa was over for now as no evidence was found it was... more »
  • Boeing investigation turns to battery maker

    January 21, 2013 6:47 AM

    TOKYO - Japanese and U.S. investigators are conducting a probe of the maker of the lithium ion batteries used in Boeing's grounded 787 jets. A spokesman for GS Yuasa says the investigators visited the company's headquarters in Kyoto, Japan and that Yuasa was cooperating with the probe. He... more »
  • FAA grounds Boeing 787s to address battery fires

    January 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal officials say they are temporarily grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliners until the risk of possible battery fires is addressed. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it will issue an emergency safety order requiring airlines to temporarily cease operating the 787, Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced plane. The... more »
  • FAA to launch comprehensive review of Boeing 787

    January 11, 2013 7:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators say they are ordering a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787s, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week. The Federal Aviation Administration says the review will include the design, manufacture... more »
  • United says failed generator forced 787 landing

    December 5, 2012 4:39 PM

    CHICAGO - United Airlines says a failed electrical generator is the reason one of its new Boeing 787s made an emergency landing in New Orleans. The flight from Houston to Newark diverted to New Orleans shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. No one was hurt. United says one of the plane's... more »

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