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William Brock
03:40 PM on 01/31/2013
There goes another American company down the drain. Next?
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Hunter3203
Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to b happy
04:58 PM on 01/31/2013
Don't count on it. Boeing will get this figured out even if it means going to a different battery architecture. The 787 is and will be a great aircraft. Airbus had a lot of initial problems with it's A-380 as well.
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rls2882
You can if you think you can
03:33 PM on 01/31/2013
Unsafe at any altitude!
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TheyCallMeLtKelso
I'm so pretty!
03:28 PM on 01/31/2013
Mittens is wondering why the windows don't open.
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Barbara DeZan
Knowledge is Power
05:11 PM on 01/31/2013
Soooooo off=topic...

and Soooooo darned funny.

F&F for the best laugh of the day.........
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TheyCallMeLtKelso
I'm so pretty!
05:54 PM on 01/31/2013
Why, thank you.
03:25 PM on 01/31/2013
"All Nippon Airways Co. Chief Financial Officer Kiyoshi Tonomoto said the airline was focused on investigating the cause of the 787 battery problems, and it was not yet in damage negotiations with Boeing Co."

"The battery's manufacturer, GS Yuasa, based in Kyoto, has refused comment while the investigation is ongoing".
03:25 PM on 01/31/2013
remember the time when this country use to make stuff that actually worked?!!
ahh the good old days.
telorvehccio
Sequesturd.
04:20 PM on 01/31/2013
like presidents?
04:36 PM on 01/31/2013
like presidents?? Are you serious?? What does "presidents" have to do with an article concerning air safety? Give it a rest...you neocons have another chance in four years...don't complain, all you put forth was a zombie and a robot as presidential candidates...and you wonder why you lost two straight elections...
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Barbara DeZan
Knowledge is Power
05:12 PM on 01/31/2013
TINHAT ALERT! TINHAT ALERT!

Off-topic.
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Hunter3203
Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to b happy
05:00 PM on 01/31/2013
Still does. Look back at a lot of successful aircraft programs and you'll find that most had some early problems.
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SAMBURTON13
Retired Teamster and brewery worker.
03:18 PM on 01/31/2013
I think this aircraft has a lot more problems than there telling us.They would have to put many hours on one before I boarded it.
04:56 PM on 01/31/2013
No, they don't.  
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SAMBURTON13
Retired Teamster and brewery worker.
08:42 PM on 01/31/2013
Do you work for Boeing? Or where do you get your information?
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emphatico
Politics: Lying to put food on the table.
03:17 PM on 01/31/2013
The question is: Why did it take this long for regulators to ground Dreamliners? Aren't planes supposed to be rigorously inspected and certified before they're allowed to go to 35,000 ft where there's no prayer if something goes awry?

As for Boeing, this is what happens when you produce a product (B787 Dreamliner) in haste primarily to counter your greatest rival's (Airbus) product -- A380 -- instead of proper planning and motivation to produce just an excellent airplane for the enjoyment and safety of passengers.

I was on an international business trip a few weeks ago and had to alternate between a Boeing plane (B767) and an Airbus plane (A319). The latter was much more comfortable and powerful than the former. In the former, you almost felt like the engines were gonna stop working during ascent even as you were jostling for a comfortable sitting space with the fellow passengers beside you. In the latter, the space was, well, spacious, and the engines were so powerful you felt they could lift all of the mountains in the Himalayan ranges if they could be attached to that plane.

Boeing needs to improve the quality of its commercial airplanes. Unfortunately, their commercial planes are becoming like the GM and Chrysler cars that almost torpedoed those companies before they were forced to get their acts together.

Hey, perhaps Boeing should adapt some of the technologies that reliably float the huge C-17 Globemaster III to commercial airplanes. That would be something.
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Big-Red-Michelle
My Micro-bio is not empty
03:55 PM on 01/31/2013
In all fairness, the engines are generally chosen by the carrier, like picking from engines for a particular car, so your experience with the engines was the fault of the carrier and not necessarily the manufacturer.

I don't disagree with your overall assessment though.
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04:16 PM on 01/31/2013
Like someone else has pointed out... You are making assessments that have absolutely NOTHING to do with which plane you were on. Different airlines specify all kinds of variables. I've been on a 767 that was a "dream" plane from one airline... and another that most resembled a cattle truck. Try to keep your comparisons "apples to apples" - otherwise you just sound like so many other "ranters" on the public forums.
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emphatico
Politics: Lying to put food on the table.
04:42 PM on 01/31/2013
You're all talking about the engines.  Granted, an airline might opt for Rolls-Royce engines while the other wants GE engines, but what about the passenger space in the plane?  Do airlines also determine that?

I am making an objective observation here -- I don't work for Airbus or anything.  Boeing has a lot of work to do on its commercial airplanes.
03:09 PM on 01/31/2013
Obama even had his hands on this. This is to do with the batteries linked to the green of A123
battery that went bankrupt right before the election hmm http://washingtonexaminer.com/boeing-dreamliner-fires-spark-new-doubts-about-a-green-energy-technology/article/
03:09 PM on 01/31/2013
I smell a bailout coming up, "Our planes are too big to fail"...
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GetACluepeople
Because common sense is very uncommon
03:04 PM on 01/31/2013
Perhaps too big to fly?
02:59 PM on 01/31/2013
Ironic, the battery maker is Yuasa, a Japanese firm. Maybe All Nipon should visit down the street and get this settled.

http://www.gsyuasa-lp.com/content/thales-selects-gs-yuasa-lithium-ion-battery-system-boeing%E2%80%99s-787-dreamliner
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mactheknight
Honor is not found in service to lies and greed.
02:57 PM on 01/31/2013
oh, those kooky Japanese, they want to hold some accountable...!

what an innovative and naive concept
chuckl4826
Give the Country away.. Vote Democrat.!
02:55 PM on 01/31/2013
Watch out taxpayers... Boeing will be begging the government (aka taxpayers) for a handout..
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mactheknight
Honor is not found in service to lies and greed.
02:59 PM on 01/31/2013
and they are the ones entrusted with building the new air farce tanker, after protesting the award to go to another company, they got the contract

we will all be on the hook to Boing Boing for quite some time, and as a US contract we self insure the contracts so they can't lose, freaking brilliant!
02:53 PM on 01/31/2013
Outsource production, screw your union employees, bully regulators. Hmmm... thanks but I want that old 747, please.
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mactheknight
Honor is not found in service to lies and greed.
03:00 PM on 01/31/2013
can we get any of the good aspects of America back also please?

insurance allows for nobody to be accountable, money soothes all wounds,
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03:14 PM on 01/31/2013
Ill take the 727 or 707 anyday:)
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William Brock
03:42 PM on 01/31/2013
I'll take a B52 at this rate.....
02:50 PM on 01/31/2013
...Maybe Boeing should ask Toyota if they could borrow some of THEIR Lithium Prius batteries ,for now !! It seems as if the US is falling ever further behind the other leading nations in skilled design and reliable products. No wonder.....since a HUGE percentage of the people HERE are illiterate, ignorant, or, in JAIL !!!