FAA Grounds 787 Dreamliner Amid Technical Woes

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 11:00 PM EST) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday temporarily grounded the Boeing 787 for U.S. airlines after an incident in Japan involving the new fleet’s lithium ion battery, the latest safety-related incident to beset the relatively new fleet by Boeing Co.

The FAA said the operators of the Boeing 787 aircraft in the U.S. first have to show that the batteries in question are safe after evaluating their fire risk, according to the agency's Wednesday statement. The 787 aircraft first was delivered in 2011, according to Boeing, which...
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