Investigators: Latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Not Caused by Battery

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner continued the model's string of bad luck yesterday when it burst into flames on the tarmac at London Heathrow Airport yesterday. The good news was that it was unoccupied at the time. And now there's a little bit more, kinda: investigators say it wasn't the battery's fault. » 7/13/13 2:26pm 7/13/13 2:26pm

Overhauled Boeing 787 Dreamliner Officially Cleared for Take Off by the…

Nearly four months after grounding the Dreamliner because its battery exploded into flames on the tarmac in Boston, the FAA has cleared the maligned Boeing 787 for commercial flights. The plane will be permitted to fly up to 180 minutes from its point of departure—the same clearance it had before. » 4/19/13 3:05pm 4/19/13 3:05pm

How Boeing Is Going to Fix the 787 Dreamliner's Battery Problems

Tonight, Boeing detailed its solution for the 787 Dreamliner's battery problems. It involves improving the battery itself, fixing the charging system and adding another layer of protection with an added enclosure. Boeing is still committed to lithium-ion batteries and this solution will allow Boeing to continue to use… » 3/14/13 9:29pm 3/14/13 9:29pm

Safety Inspectors May Not Be Able To Tell If a Dreamliner Is Damaged

The extensive use of composite materials makes the Boeing 787 one of the most advanced commercial aircraft ever built. And while it's already been approved for flight, safety officials are concerned about the long term viability of those materials, which are now being used in the aircraft's wings and fuselage. » 11/03/11 12:00pm 11/03/11 12:00pm