Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is turning into more of a nightmare after several potentially life-threatening incidences occurred since Boeing shipped their first orders. All Nippon Airways, the first airline to get one of the Dreamliners, is also the first airline to ground the airline after smoke was discovered in the electrical compartment forcing the airplane to make an emergency landing. Now, Japan Airlines has also announced that they will also be grounding all their 787 aircraft. The two airlines alone account for nearly half of all the 787s in service, signaling trouble for Boeing who is relying on the new planes to secure their future. Currently, the FAA is investigating the safety of the aircraft. [ET]
Air India, after initially stating it had no plans to ground their planes, has grounded them all.
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Breaking News at 7 PM 1/16/13: FAA Grounds all 787s.