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AAIB: short-circuit likely caused ELT battery fire on Ethiopian Boeing 787-8
19 June 2014

AAIB: short-circuit likely caused ELT battery fire on Ethiopian Boeing 787-8

19 June 2014

An ELT battery fire on an Ethiopian Boeing 787-8 at London-Heathrow Airport was likely caused a short-circuit caused by improperly installed battery wires, leading to a thermal runaway.

FAA: Review team finds Boeing 787 design safe

20 March 2014

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the findings of a review team formed in January 2013 to review the Boeing 787’s design, manufacture and assembly processes.

Japan details 787 Dreamliner battery incident

23 February 2014

The Japan Transportation Safety Board (JTSB) issued preliminary findings of the investigation into a Boeing 787 Dreamliner battery incident. On January 16, 2013, All Nippon Dreamliner JA804A diverted to Takamatsu Airport, Japan following instrument indications of smoke in the forward electrical compartment. The airplane was en route between Yamaguchi and Tokyo at FL320 at the time […]

FAA and EASA call for Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) inspections following Boeing 787 ground fire

FAA logo 29 July 2013

Both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and EASA have issued an airworthiness directive (AD) for the inspection of specific Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft following a recent fire occurrence.

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) eyed as a source of Boeing 787 ground fire

21 July 2013

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reported that it was examining the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) as a possible source of the fire that damaged a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at London-Heathrow Airport.

FAA approves Boeing 787 battery system design changes

19 April 2013

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Boeing’s design for modifications to the Boeing 787 battery system. The changes are designed to address risks at the battery cell level, the battery level and the aircraft level.

FAA approves Boeing 787 certification plan

13 March 2013

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that it approved Boeing’s certification plan for the redesigned 787 battery system.

NTSB identifies origin of JAL Boeing 787 battery fire

7 February 2013

The U.S NTSB announced that they have identified the origin of the Jan. 7 battery fire that occurred on a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 parked at Boston-Logan Airport. The focus of the investigation will now be on the design and certification requirements of the battery system.

Boeing 787 grounded worldwide for battery inspections

17 January 2013

As a result of an in-flight, Boeing 787 battery incident in Japan, the FAA issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) to address a potential battery fire risk in the 787 and require operators to temporarily cease operations. Before further flight, operators of U.S.-registered, Boeing 787 aircraft must demonstrate to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that the batteries are safe.

ANA, JAL ground their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after emergency landing

16 January 2013

An emergency landing of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Takamatsu Airport in Japan, the latest in a string of incidents, prompted Japan Airlines (JAL) and ANA to ground their 787’s pending safety checks.