Boeing Co. won the first order for the stretched version of its 787 Dreamliner as Singapore Airlines Ltd., Southeast Asia’s biggest carrier, split a purchase of jets with Airbus SAS valued at $17 billion.
U.S. officials and Boeing Co. are investigating whether defective batteries from the same batch caused failures in two 787 Dreamliners that triggered the plane’s worldwide grounding, according to two people familiar with the incidents.
Boeing Co.’s 787, already the focus of a special U.S. safety review, faces fresh scrutiny after Japanese airlines grounded almost half the world’s Dreamliner fleet for at least two days following an emergency landing.
Boeing Co. will begin poring over plans today from Rolls-Royce Group Plc aimed at avoiding further delays to the 787 Dreamliner following the blowout of an engine in testing last month, the head of its jetliner division said.
Boeing Co. will have to rework part of the software on the 787 Dreamliner’s electrical system and its power panels after an onboard fire two weeks ago halted flight tests, three people familiar with the matter said.
Boeing Co. ’s 787 Dreamliner will “definitely” be postponed a seventh time after a test jet caught fire during a flight last week, said Steven Udvar-Hazy , who was once the planemaker’s biggest customer.