There's a problem with batteries. Should have sprung for Duracell.
It sounds as if all the media hysteria caused this. Not that it wouldn't have happened, but no one would have heard much about it except test pilots because it wouldn't be carrying passengers yet.
Except R5, I think they have already been flying with passengers in Japan and maybe Europe so it's more than just test pilots who know.
The Japanese are known to rig foreign cars so they have some type of problem that they can report in the news. It's a way for them to implicitly say to the Japanese public "Don't buy foreign cars, buy Japanese cars."
I think this was done to embarrass Boeing, an American company, and to get back at America because it was here that Toyota cars were acknowledged to have dangerous problems. For about 3 years now Toyota along with other Japanese car makers have had recall after recall due to faulty equipment.
r6 -- you stopped reading too soon.
There are drugs for ADD
Fire on board in flight?
Pshaw! What's all the fuss?!
OP, ***Breaking*** should be used only when it involves something people give a shit about.
Any idiot saw this coming a day or two ago and most people don't really give a shit.
[quote]The Japanese are known to rig foreign cars so they have some type of problem that they can report in the news. It's a way for them to implicitly say to the Japanese public "Don't buy foreign cars, buy Japanese cars."
What? Don't the Japanese have huge tariffs and other restrictions on importing foreign cars? They turn the valve off other ways.
Right R7, so they can go buy the Japanese airliner....well, there isn't one. And Japan got a huge share of the Dreamliner contracts.
[quote]OP, ***Breaking*** should be used only when it involves something people give a shit about.
Don't worry. We'll never use ***Breaking*** when starting a thread about you, hon.
Planes that burst into flames? Is that a problem?
R12 It's not like Boeing is going to just tear up the contract and leave. The Japanese know that, they know American business culture. So they will alert the media to these supposed problems to embarrass Boeing at the same time cash in on the contracts. The Japanese do the same thing with English teachers. They want them to come to Japan at the same time they don't want them there and regularly publish wrong and defamatory news articles about them.
R13 Where exactly in the pdf does it say Japan made the Dreamliner? I'm not reading the whole thing because it has a lot of junk and feel-good pr messages in it.
Did this thread ever get interesting?
I'm standing by.
Do the windows not open properly?
Japan builds a third of the plane.
Heh heh -- Made in Japan...
I almost bought cheap tickets to the US on Norwegian Airlines, which just bought a small fleet of these planes, starting to fly in about a month, I think...
I knew it was too good to be true...
Europe grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliner
(AP) The decision affects only two 787s being used by the Polish airline LOT, but it increases pressure on Boeing.
We fly planes, yes?
LOT Polish Airlines
r19 made me laugh.
Cheap Chinese junk.
Many of the globalization fans were those who read too many Star Trek novels and thought we were heading for "One World" to fight off the Romulans.
Notice Star Trek never addressed much about the economy.
R27 how did you get there?
These planes aren't the first piece of major global machinery ever made.
True r28, but it shows the problems that can arise from transnational manufacturing.
R27 / R29, the same problems arise in manufacturing within countries. How many cars and other products built in the US have been recalled?
I don't recall anyone saying globalization would eliminate these problems. At the end of the day, it's the US company that failed in oversight.
R4 pfff Energizer is better
R27, new to the Star Trek universe. There is no currency in their earth, right? No one pays for anything?
Dreamliner? More like Nightmareliner
I flew on a United Dreamliner last November IAH - EWR and back. I can assure you that, once the problems are fixed, the plane itself is fabulous.
They are using made in China parts.
Boeing CEO has 'high confidence in the safety' of 787 Dreamliner
United pulls pre-flight video touting Boeing 787 Dreamliner