GS Yuasa Corp., the maker of lithium- ion batteries for Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner, rose by the most in more than four years after United Airlines, the only U.S. operator of the plane, resumed flights yesterday.
Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner cleared another hurdle in restoring its image as United Airlines, the only U.S. operator, resumed flights today after the jet’s lithium-ion battery flaws forced a three-month grounding.
Shortly after 10 p.m. in Frankfurt, Peter Meany settled into his seat on Qantas Airways Ltd. flight QF6, looking forward to reuniting with his family in Sydney for his son’s birthday after a two-week business trip across Europe.
ANA Holdings Inc., operator of the world’s largest Boeing Co. 787 fleet, placed advertisements in Japanese newspapers to lure flyers back to the aircraft, which had been grounded after battery overheating incidents.
Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. has hired U.K. designer Vivienne Westwood for the first makeover of its scarlet uniforms in a decade, turning to the pioneering figure of punk fashion to spearhead a renewal of the brand.
Boeing Co. will put its 787 Dreamliner on flying display at the Paris Air Show, as the aircraft maker seeks to leave behind a prolonged grounding, while Airbus SAS’s A350 may debut even before the June expo.
Less than a year ago, Airbus SAS was struggling to secure orders for its biggest A350 variant as airlines decried the plane as flawed. Now the company is trying to figure out how to meet resurgent demand.
Boeing Co. is “very close” to getting approval from regulators for a fix to its 787 Dreamliner’s batteries that would let flights resume, said Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.