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.
Qatar Airways Ltd. said a 787 jet received from Boeing Co. this week remains grounded with a faulty generator, a problem similar to what forced last week’s emergency landing of a Dreamliner operated by United Continental Holdings Inc.
Boeing Co. suffered another image setback for its 787 plane after a fuel leak on a Japan Airlines Co.-operated Dreamliner at Boston delayed a flight to Tokyo, a day after a fire broke out on another plane at the same airport.
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.