United States: The Boeing 787 will not fly until it is proved they are safe
January 17, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States announced that they will no longer grounded all aircraft 787 ‘Dreamliner’ from Boeing operated by domestic airlines until their safety in flight is proved.
United is the only U.S. company that currently operates the aircraft, with a total of six aircraft in its fleet. The decision comes after the incidents in recent days, the latest aircraft Wednesday with All Nippon Airlines (ANA) had to make an emergency landing in Japan.
According to aviation experts, “two of these incidents are related to batteries and charging circuits of the aircraft, which made that were registered a case of fire and a smoke.”
The FAA said in a statement: “it will issue an emergency airworthiness directive, to cope with the potential fire of the batteries of the Boeing 787, so it will require the manufacturer to prove their safety before flying”.