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Wife of FlyerTalk Member Stranded in San Francisco as Fleet of Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” Aircraft Still Plagued With Problems

FlyerTalk member GaryD reported that his wife was stranded at San Francisco International Airport but initially did not know the reason or the cause, which was due to the incoming flight — a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft which operated as Japan Airlines flight 2 from Tokyo but was diverted to Honolulu on its way to San Francisco after the pilot reportedly declared an emergency due to either a “hydraulic issue” or an oil leak as indicated by a drop in engine lubricant pressure according to cockpit indicators. The girlfriend of FlyerTalk member daboogah was reportedly on the diverted flight…

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Air Canada Announces Details of Launch of Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” Fleet

Air Canada will take delivery of the first of a fleet of 37 Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft — which will include completely redesigned seating and cabin amenities — sometime in the spring of 2014; and will begin operating the aircraft for a limited introductory period on select flights from Toronto to destinations in Canada and Europe. Due to its fuel efficiency, the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft fleet will potentially enable Air Canada to serve additional destinations worldwide, as more flights will be announced at a later date. Furthermore…

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Inspections for Boeing 787 Aircraft Proposed by Federal Aviation Administration

As a result of several recent incidents involving Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft, a proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States calls upon airlines to inspect emergency locator transmitters in the entire fleet worldwide for signs of wire damage or pinching, as well as signs of unusual heating or moisture of the lithium manganese dioxide battery of each transmitter. Investigators in the United Kingdom traced a fire in the interior of a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines to…

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Breaking News: Heathrow Airport Re-Opened After Fire Aboard Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” Aircraft

A fire was reported in the interior of a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines, forcing the temporary closing of Heathrow Airport near London. Meanwhile — in an apparently unrelated issue — a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft operated as Thompson Airlines flight 126 traveling from England to Sanford, Florida in the United States has reportedly returned to Manchester Airport as the result of experiencing a technical issue. Upon its return, passengers…

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A First Look at the New Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 Aircraft of British Airways

An invitation was extended by British Airways to FlyerTalk to visit the Heathrow engineering base this morning to take a look up close and in person at both the new Boeing B787 “Dreamliner” and Airbus A380 aircraft. FlyerTalk member Oxon Flyer — who is one of the moderators of the British Airways Executive Club forum on FlyerTalk — has posted a number of photographs from his visit as a representative of FlyerTalk on short notice to the engineering base at London Heathrow Airport earlier this morning, which includes the interiors and exteriors of both aircraft…

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