Jet Planes

  • Boeing sets final 787 Dreamliner test flight for Friday April 5, 2013

    New York: Boeing Co said it plans to make a test flight later on Friday with its 787 Dreamliner jet, aimed at returning the grounded plane to service after more than two months on the ground. Boeing said the flight is scheduled to depart around 11 am PDT (11:30 pm IST)...
  • Boeing CEO says 787 is 'very close' to flying March 28, 2013

    Washington: Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is sure his company is "very close" to getting its troubled 787 Dreamliner jet back flying again. "We have a high degree of confidence in the technical solution we are testing right now with the FAA," McNerney said on Thursday. "I think it will be...
  • Boeing proposes full 787 battery fix to FAA: Sources February 23, 2013

    Washington: Boeing Co on Friday gave US aviation regulators its plan to fix the volatile battery aboard its new 787 Dreamliner, even though investigators have not yet determined what caused the batteries to overheat on two planes last month. Boeing did not propose abandoning the lithium-ion batteries and is not...
  • 'Air India flew Dreamliners after grounding order' February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Air India flew some of its Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner aircraft even after US regulators grounded the global fleet in December due to undiagnosed battery problems. Dreamliners operated by the national carrier were flown to Mumbai for maintenance reasons, Arun Mishra, the DGCA head said on Monday. A spokesman...
  • Japan eased safety standards ahead of Boeing 787 rollout January 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's government stepped in to give Boeing Co's nowgrounded 787 Dreamliner and its madeinJapan technology a boost in 2008 by easing safety regulations, fasttracking the rollout of the groundbreaking jet for Japan's biggest airlines, according to records and participants in the process. The concessions by an advisory panel to Japan's...
  • India 'concerned' about Boeing Dreamliner glitches January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: India is "concerned" about the recent glitches in Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jets and is awaiting a safety report by the National Transportation Safety Board, a senior government official said on Friday. The Dreamliner jet had three technical mishaps in as many days in January, including an electrical...
  • Twitter abuzz over WikiLeaksMayawati tussle September 6, 2011

    Mayawati called WikiLeaks' owner mad after the cable revealed that she sent a private jet to Mumbai to get her a pair of sandals. ...