Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dreamliner grounding leaves airlines with uncertainties


New York: The prospect of a prolonged grounding of Boeing's new 787 jet is posing a logistical and financial challenge for several airlines, which have already canceled more than 1,000 flights in the 10 days since the plane was grounded worldwide.
Aviation analysts said that the carriers faced even more uncertainty after investigators in the United States and Japan reported that they had not made much progress in figuring out why two planes experienced serious problems with their volatile lithium-ion batteries.
Without a clear understanding of what happened, all 50 of the 787s delivered to eight airlines over the last 14 months will remain grounded.
27/01/13 New York Times /Indian Express