Boeing Co. has begun repairs on the 787 Dreamliner to fix a battery fault that grounded the fleet for three months as it enters talks with airlines to resume deliveries and meet a full-year production target.
Boeing Co. won U.S. approval for the 787 Dreamliner’s redesigned battery, setting the stage for ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co., the jet’s two biggest operators, to seek domestic clearance to restart flights.
Boeing Co.’s effort to get its troubled 787 Dreamliner back in the air is headed for a challenging final hurdle: It needs approval from the U.S. agency that’s already been burned by signing off on the plane’s safety.
Airports serving Ohio State University and the headquarters of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. joined a legal offensive aimed at stopping the U.S. from shutting air traffic control operations as part of government-wide spending cuts.
The Spokane, Washington, airport board sued the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to block its shutdown of air-traffic control operations at the city’s Felts Field as a result of agency budget cuts.
A U.S. aviation inspector recommended grounding regional airline Gulfstream International Group Inc. in 2008 for violations including giving pilots too little rest, deferring plane maintenance and falsifying records.
On the evening of Dec. 10, 2007, pilot Kenny Edwards got the order to fly a Continental Airlines Inc. commuter flight from Tampa, Florida, to West Palm Beach. He told his dispatch supervisor he wouldn’t do it.