Saturday, January 19, 2013

Air India expects interim report on Dreamliners from Boeing, FAA


New Delhi: Air India expects an interim report from Boeing and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a day or two on their probe into the technical problems faced by Dreamliner aircraft, all 50 of which have been grounded across the globe.
"We expect at least a preliminary or an interim report from the manufacturer and FAA in a couple of days, which might show us the way ahead," airline sources said here. Air India has grounded six of these planes in its fleet.
Once a report is received, the corrective measures that need to be taken by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the national carrier would become clear and "we can move forward to handle the problem", they said.
The entire 50-strong global fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, including six of Air India, were grounded yesterday after US regulator FAA asked airlines to stop their operations temporarily till a battery fire risk was corrected.
18/01/13 PTI/Economic Times