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***BREAKING*** FAA orders all US-based airlines to ground Boeing 787 Dreamliners

via NBCNews and Reuters

What's this all about?!

by Anonymousreply 3601/19/2013

I heard yesterday that one or two of them had fuel leakage problems. That's all I know.

by Anonymousreply 101/16/2013

Fuckers are gonna crash.

by Anonymousreply 201/16/2013

Japan just grounded every one of them now too.

by Anonymousreply 301/16/2013

There's a problem with batteries. Should have sprung for Duracell.

by Anonymousreply 401/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 501/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 601/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 701/16/2013

r6 -- you stopped reading too soon.

There are drugs for ADD

by Anonymousreply 801/16/2013

Fire on board in flight?

Pshaw! What's all the fuss?!

by Anonymousreply 901/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1001/16/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1101/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1201/16/2013

Dreamliner, indeed, was developed in Japan.

by Anonymousreply 1301/16/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1401/16/2013

Planes that burst into flames? Is that a problem?

by Anonymousreply 1501/16/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1601/16/2013

Did this thread ever get interesting?

by Anonymousreply 1701/16/2013

I'm standing by.

by Anonymousreply 1801/16/2013

Do the windows not open properly?

by Anonymousreply 1901/16/2013

Japan builds a third of the plane.

by Anonymousreply 2001/16/2013

Heh heh -- Made in Japan...

by Anonymousreply 2101/17/2013

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...

by Anonymousreply 2201/17/2013

And Now:

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.

by Anonymousreply 2301/17/2013

We fly planes, yes?

by Anonymousreply 2401/17/2013

r19 made me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 2501/17/2013

Cheap Chinese junk.

by Anonymousreply 2601/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2701/18/2013

R27 how did you get there?

These planes aren't the first piece of major global machinery ever made.

by Anonymousreply 2801/18/2013

True r28, but it shows the problems that can arise from transnational manufacturing.

by Anonymousreply 2901/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3001/18/2013

R4 pfff Energizer is better

by Anonymousreply 3101/18/2013

R27, new to the Star Trek universe. There is no currency in their earth, right? No one pays for anything?

by Anonymousreply 3201/18/2013

Dreamliner? More like Nightmareliner

by Anonymousreply 3301/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3401/18/2013

They are using made in China parts.

by Anonymousreply 3501/18/2013

Boeing CEO has 'high confidence in the safety' of 787 Dreamliner

United pulls pre-flight video touting Boeing 787 Dreamliner

by Anonymousreply 3601/19/2013
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