Wow. Watch the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pull off an amazing aerial display in preparation for the 2015 Air Show. You can see the big bodied jet pretend it’s like a stunt plane and basically do tricks in the air. The most impressive has to be the take off though, the jet almost immediately goes nearly perpendicular to…
The Wall Street Journal reports that on Monday the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released its report on the mysterious battery fires that grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner fleet last year. And while they didn't identify what caused the actual short circuit, the NTSB puts the blame on a series…
With her maiden flight just a few short weeks away, the newest 787—and the first for Virgin Atlantic—is all set to take to the skies. And to honor this momentous machine, Virgin has just released this stunning time lapse video of its construction.
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.
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.
Boeing conducted a successful test flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its new upgraded battery system today. With this test, it's completed the required schedule of tests required for FAA certification. The plane is on fire—and in the good way!
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…
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was recently grounded across the world because its lithium ion batteries would self-combust in a blaze of glory (aka the batteries melt). What's interesting is that Boeing knew about all the battery problems in the 787 before any flight was grounded.
All the 787 Dreamliners—Boeing's most advanced passenger airplane ever—have been grounded because of what you can see above: a melting battery made by the Japanese company GS Yuasa Corp, integrated in the airplane at Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington. Looks pretty bad to me.
All of the operational Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the world—50 of 'em—are now sitting on runways being prodded by men with clipboards, after a series of safety niggles caused worries for air authorities and triggered a global grounding.
After Japan grounded the giant Boeing 787 Dreamliner earlier this morning, the US FAA has announced that it'll also stop flying the 787 for the time being. Battery failures have been causing fires in the jumbojet and the FAA will examine the lithium ion batteries of the Dreamliners in order to prevent damage to…
During a ground test on a runway in South Carolina over the weekend, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner expelled a piece of debris that landed on grass and caught fire. It's just the latest setback for the $200 million passenger megaplane of the future. Scary.
What you're looking at is the real-time geographic tracking information of flight ZA236 as it was coming back to its home base in Washington state. It flew across the United States, drawing this gigantic Boeing logo.
If you've always longed for your own private jumbo jet, well, keep dreaming. But at least Boeing now offers your the chance to design your own hypothetical color scheme, just in case you ever find yourself in a position to buy one.
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.