The FAA and EASA ordered a temporary grounding of 787s due to the continuing Lithium Ion battery, Fuel Leaks issues encountered by most of the Boeing 787 customers.
Here is a list of troubles the Boeing 787’s run by different customers running into technical glitches. Most of the problems were encountered by the Japanese Airliners ANA and JAL
Trouble 1 - November 9 2010
A test aircraft catches fire in the Avionics bay during a test flight forcing the aircraft to make a emergency landing
Trouble 2 - July 30 2012
A GEnx turbofan in an airplane of Air India—sparked a grass fire at Charleston International Airport during a pre-flight test. NTSB ruled it as a contained failure.
Trouble 3 - August 9 2012
A crack in the engine shaft is detected on a GEnx turbofan engine fitted on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Trouble 4 - December 4 2012
A United Airlines Dreamliner operating as UA 1146 from Houston to Newark was diverted to New Orleans with 174 pax on board. The aircraft faced troubles after one of its generators failed.
Trouble 5 - December 5 2012
Fuel leaks are found in two different aircraft’s of both Japanese customers of Boeing 787 ANA & JAL. FAA orders mandatory inspections of all 787’s for fuel leakage caused by faulty assembly.
Trouble 6 - December 13 2012
Qatar Airways 4th 787 Dreamliner never takes off on a commercial flight after its arrival in Doha due to a faulty generator. This problem was similar to UA 787.
Trouble 7 - December 17 2012
Second 787 of United Airlines is grounded due to electrical problems
Trouble 8 - January 7 2013
Japan Airlines 787 operating as JAL 8 makes an emergency landing in Boston due to a fire in the Avionics bay which was caused by a faulty wiring to the battery which caused severe damage to the APU
Trouble 9 - January 8 2013
Another JAL 787 faces a Fuel leak while taxing for take off from Boston’s Logan airport. The fuel leak was caused due to a open valve which allowed fuel to flow from the center tank to the left main tank.
UA finds the same improper wiring to the battery which fire on the JAL 787 a day before.
Trouble 10 - January 11 2013
ANA 787 Cockpit window crack appears and other aircraft of ANA faces a oil leak issue.
Trouble 11 - January 13 2013
One of JAL’s 787 which was undergoing maintenance tests at Narita Airport has a fuel leak of about 100 litres. Apparently this was the same aircraft which had the fuel leak while taxing in Boston. This time the fuel was leaking from the nozzle on the left wing.
Trouble 12 - January 16 2013
ANA’s 787 makes an emergency landing in western Japan when the pilot received a cockpit message showing battery problems and a burning smell in the cockpit and cabin was detected.
The new year seem to have brought Troubles than Happiness to the Boeing company. Currently all the customers of Boeing 787 Dreamliner have grounded their jets upon a Air Worthiness issued by FAA & EASA.
Hoping Boeing comes back with the fixes soon and the birds are up flying again soon.
*These are the only 787 Dreamliner problems i have been keeping track of. Will update if i find any extra trouble encountered by this aircraft
After all the hype building up for what’s cooking in Facebook, Today Mark Zuckerberg the Founder & CEO of Facebook announced “Graph Search” - The new Social Search Engine.
Facebook Graph Search is a integration with Microsoft Bing. This social search engine is a clear competition against the internet’s famous search engine Google.
Currently in Beta English (US) mode it allows you to ask questions like “Friends who live in your city?”. Your friend appearing on the top in the search is to have the most engagement with you. The search is said to be smart and you can also phrase your questions as “Friends who live in your city and like Manchester United?”
There is a waiting list to try out this new feature which can be found on Graph Search