Investigators: London Dreamliner Fire Was Again Caused by Batteries

An international team of investigators has concluded that the battery inside the emergency locator transmitter is the likely cause of the fire aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked on the tarmac at London Heathrow last week. The plot thickens. » 7/18/13 12:09pm 7/18/13 12:09pm

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

All 787 Dreamliners Grounded Over Melting Battery Concerns

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. » 1/18/13 7:28am 1/18/13 7:28am

The FAA Is Grounding All Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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… » 1/16/13 6:29pm 1/16/13 6:29pm

Japan Grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet Following Emergency Landing

Japan's two largest airlines have decided to ground all of their Boeing Dreamliner 787s after a Nippon Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing in southwestern Japan. » 1/16/13 4:10am 1/16/13 4:10am

Why the Boeing 787 Rides Like a Dream

Boeing's latest and greatest, the $193.5 million 787 Dreamliner, is expected to change long-haul air travel just as much as the 707 and A380 Airbus models that preceded it. Here are just a few of the new systems and conveniences on board. » 10/27/11 8:00pm 10/27/11 8:00pm

Could Boeing's Miracle Plane Make Flying Suck Less?

On Wednesday Boeing's long-delayed, carbon-fiber, fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner will finally make its first passenger flight: a 12-hour haul from Tokyo to Hong Kong. Time to find out if the Dreamliner can make flying better for everyone. » 10/21/11 2:40pm 10/21/11 2:40pm

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Hitches Its Star to Android's Wagon

Boeing's decided to stick a little green monster in its long-awaited, recently-certified 787 Dreamliners. All 787s currently in production are being fitted with Android servers and touchscreens, which will be available in economy through first class. » 9/15/11 11:40am 9/15/11 11:40am

The Danger of Hackers Getting Into Airplanes' Flight Computers

As if we didn't have enough with crotchbombs and the TSA, the FAA is now saying that "[passenger networking] may result in security vulnerabilities" exposing flight systems to hackers. But, how serious is this danger? » 1/19/10 3:40pm 1/19/10 3:40pm

The Webcast of the Boeing Dreamliner's First Flight Starts Now

It's 9:40 a.m. PST/12:40 a.m. EST and the webcast of the Boeing Dreamliner's first flight should be starting right now. Here's hoping that this is the last time I use this particular image and that the 787's daydreams become reality. » 12/15/09 12:40pm 12/15/09 12:40pm

Boeing Dreamliner's First Flight Being Webcast Tomorrow at 10 A.M.

The Boeing 787. The Dreamliner. The plane that keeps letting my hopes down is supposedly finally taking to the skies during a live webcast tomorrow morning, sometime after 10 a.m. PST. Let's just hope this isn't another letdown. » 12/14/09 3:36pm 12/14/09 3:36pm

Boeing Swears Dreamliner Will Fly This Year, Really

Do you know that sinking feeling when people tell you they are going to do something again and again and again—and then once more—but they never, ever do it? That's what I'm feeling right now with the Dreamliner: » 8/27/09 5:20pm 8/27/09 5:20pm

The Boeing Dreamliner 787 Could Be the Next Spruce Goose

The headline takes certain exaggerated liberties, sure, I admit that, but nevertheless today marks the second time in two months that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been delayed due to structural failures during the testing process. » 8/16/09 10:15pm 8/16/09 10:15pm

Seriously, Is the Boeing Dreamliner EVER Going to Fly?

We've been following the progress of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for a long, loooooooooong time, so we're excited that it's finally ready to—oh, wait is that wing coming apart? » 7/30/09 9:00pm 7/30/09 9:00pm

Boeing 787 Gets Its Wings Snapped, For Science

In order to get certified by the FAA, every new plane must undergo wing tests to prove that it can withstand 150% of the load that it could ever be expected to encounter in flight. Engineers usually try to pass the test, and continue to stretch the wings to see just how far » 11/19/08 7:17am 11/19/08 7:17am they can get, resulting in . The cleared…

Japanese Version of Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Offer Butt-Wiping Luxury

Now that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is no longer under wraps, airlines around the world are figuring out how to make it even more luxurious. Not to be outdone is Japan's All Nippon Airways, which will equip its bathrooms with bun-spraying washlet toilets from Toto. The seats have special bidet wands that wash and dry… » 7/09/07 11:55am 7/09/07 11:55am

First Photos of Complete Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner left the assembly yard Tuesday evening. The mid-sized, twin engine commercial jetliner is due to see the skies in May 2008. And aviation enthusiast Charles Conklin managed to snap some pictures of the plane. UPDATE: There are some more great shots out there, hop on over to Flightblogger » 6/27/07 11:07pm 6/27/07 11:07pm

Boeing Dreamliner will no longer offer wireless

Boeing is no longer planning to implement a wireless internet service on their 787 Dreamliner planes, due to weight and international wireless frequency issues. The Dreamliner planes will use a wired network instead, which will weigh just 50lbs, a quarter of the weight wireless access would require. Boeing phased out… » 1/25/07 4:40pm 1/25/07 4:40pm