Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is poised to clear another hurdle in restoring its image as United Airlines, the only U.S. operator, resumes flights after the jet’s lithium-ion battery flaws forced a three-month grounding. Adam Johnson reports from the plane on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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4 Responses to “How Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Is Radically Different”

  1. PeterR says:

    Sounds like an amazing aircraft and a new flying experience, especially the quietness.

    However —

    Leaving the lithium-ion batteries in the plane, with more Band-aids applied, is a true litmus test for the credibility of both Boeing and the FAA in my opinion.

  2. theexpertisin says:

    Groundings, delays and retrofits are the norm rather than the exception for aircraft. Further, go to Wright-Patterson’s USAF Museum in Dayton, OH and see many aircraft that never progressed past testing. Failures are adjudicated to be “experimental”.

    The Boeing 787 should be a wonderful, long-lived aircraft. The Boeing complex near Charleston, SC is state of the art and, by all reports, beautifully choreographed.

    Building an aircraft, to the consternation of armchair critics used to thumbing continuous ten second tweets with the intellectual depth of a drained pond, is an art as well as science. Boeing is a great company and is getting the 787 “right” for the long haul. I am looking forward to many trips on this luxury liner.