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.
Indonesia started investigations into at least its fourth aircraft accident in 16 months after a Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet operated by PT Lion Mentari Airlines, which is banned from flying in Europe, crashed into the sea off Bali’s international airport.
Indonesia started investigations into at least its fourth aircraft accident in 16 months after a Boeing 737-800 passenger jet operated by PT Lion Mentari Airlines, which is banned from flying in Europe, crashed into the sea at Bali’s international airport.
Boeing Co. has sent several teams of engineers to Japan, home to the biggest operators of the grounded 787 Dreamliner, to get ready for battery upgrades as the planemaker escalates efforts to return the jets to service.
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.
Boeing Co. plans a final 787 test flight in “coming days” after taking the grounded Dreamliner aloft yesterday to evaluate fixes to lithium-ion batteries that overheated on two aircraft earlier this year.
Boeing Co.’s completion of a final test flight for its 787 Dreamliner sets the stage for a regulatory review of battery upgrades that will determine whether the grounded jet can re-enter commercial service.