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Dreamliner

Mar 19, 2014 — After a year-long review prompted by a battery fire and other problems, an FAA team has concluded that the jet meets its "intended safety level."
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Jan 14, 2014 — Reports of white smoke from a battery compartment have temporarily grounded a Boeing 787 in Japan, nearly a year after all the new airliners were grounded owing to overheating batteries.
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Apr 28, 2013 — Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the passenger jet that was grounded around the world after flaws in its battery compartment were found to pose a fire risk, is back in the skies. Airlines in Japan and Ethiopia reported no problems after sending the 787 into the sky this weekend.
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Feb 20, 2013 — Japan says an auxiliary battery was improperly connected to the main battery that overheated, forcing an emergency landing.
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Feb 7, 2013 — What Boeing told the FAA about the risks involving the lithium-ion battery aboard the plane have proved different in practice. Because of the battery issue, the 50 Dreamliners in service around world have been grounded.
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Jan 31, 2013 — The union also recommended that its members reject the company's latest contract offer. Members have until 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 to cast their vote.
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Jan 15, 2013 — The new Boeing jets have had a series of problems in recent weeks. Tuesday's incident involved an All Nippon Airways flight with 137 passengers, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft.
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Jan 11, 2013 — The new, high-tech planes have suffered a series of problems in recent days — from fuel leaks to a fire. Investigators are going to focus on the 787s' electrical systems and manufacturing processes, according to news reports. The planes won't be grounded. Boeing and the FAA say they're safe.
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Jan 8, 2013 — A fuel leak Tuesday on a Tokyo-bound Japan Airlines flight forced the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to cancel takeoff and return to the gate at Boston's Logan International Airport. It was the second incident involving a Dreamliner in two days after a small fire on a 787 on Monday.
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Nov 10, 2010 — The high-tech, fuel-efficient jets are critical to Boeing's future. Until the cause of Tuesday's problems are determined and fixed, testing will be done on the ground.
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