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FAA review team finds Boeing 787 Dreamliner design safe

FAA review team finds Boeing 787 Dreamliner design safe

22 March 2014 Airline News

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has released the findings of a review team formed in January 2013 to review the design of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The joint team of FAA and Boeing technical experts found that the aircraft was soundly designed, met its intended safety level, and that the manufacturer and the FAA had effective processes in place to identify and correct issues that emerged before and after certification.

FAA considers lifting restrictions on portable electronics on planes

FAA considers lifting restrictions on portable electronics on planes

25 June 2013 Airline News

Anyone who has flown on a commercial airliner has heard the flight attendant tell passengers to turn off all cell phones, computers, e-readers and other devices once the cabin door is closed, and leave them off until the plane reaches 10,000 feet. The FAA has recognised this is an area of intense consumer interest, so the agency has brought all the important stakeholders together to facilitate a discussion on this issue.

Federal Aviation Administration grounds Dreamliners

Federal Aviation Administration grounds Dreamliners

17 January 2013 Airline News

The Federal Aviation Administration in the United States has issued an emergency airworthiness directive requiring all Boeing 787 Dreamliners to temporarily cease operations. The decision follows a similar move from Japanese carriers, with Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways yesterday grounding all Dreamliners following an onboard battery fire.

Japanese carriers ground Dreamliners after emergency landing

Japanese carriers ground Dreamliners after emergency landing

16 January 2013 Airline News

All Nippon Airways has grounded its fleet of 17 Boeing 787 Dreamliners after flight NH692 from Yamaguchi Ube was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off. Japan Airlines has followed suit, confirming it would ground its fleet of seven 787s from 16 January until further notice.

Senators pass temporary FAA funding bill

Senators pass temporary FAA funding bill

5 August 2011 Airline News

Senators in the United States have struck an agreement to end the virtual shutdown of airport construction in the country and halted tax payments by airlines. Construction work was halted late last month when the Federal Aviation Authority issued ‘stop work’ noticed on a number of projects after Congress failed to pass legislation giving it the authority for work to continue.

White House seeks way forward from FAA impasse

White House seeks way forward from FAA impasse

4 August 2011 Airline News

American president Barack Obama has called on Congress to resolve a funding impasse which has forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to suspend infrastructure investment in US aviation. FAA officials last month issued ‘stop work’ notices after Congress failed to pass legislation giving it the authority for work to continue.