- SPECIAL REPORTS
EVERETT, WA—As battery woes kept the 787 grounded, Boeing workers picked up the pace, enabling the company to roll out this week the first Dreamliner built at the rate of seven aircraft per month.
WINNEPEG, MB—Boeing is expanding its assembly plant here by more than 22 percent to boost production of the 737 to 42 planes per month.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Boeing will invest more than $1 billion to expand operations and create 2,000 new jobs at its assembly plant here.
TOKYO—Mitsubishi Motors has reported overheating problems with lithium-ion batteries made by the same company that supplied the malfunctioning batteries for Boeing’s Dreamliner.
SEATTLE—Boeing Co. says the first flight test of its reworked battery system for the 787 Dreamliner went “according to plan,” enabling it to move on to formal testing. The successful mission Monday means Boeing can conduct a second flight test.
SEATTLE—Boeing Co. will lay off approximately 800 Seattle-area machinists by the end of 2013 following completion of certain work on its 787 and 747-8 jumbo jets.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Boeing Co. will pay $12.5 million for about 320 acres across the street from its 787 assembly plant here.
Several respondents to my original blog say the 787's battery problems are a minor blip that Boeing will correct quickly. My impression is that the battery is becoming aviation’s equivalent of the Ford Pinto.
SEATTLE—Boeing achieved a major milestone on Tuesday as the Federal Aviation Administration approved its plan to test fixes for the battery problems that have grounded its 787 jets since mid-January.
SEATTLE—Boeing has developed possible fixes for the battery problems in its grounded 787 jets and could have them back in the air within two months, industry and federal officials said Wednesday.
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