Boeing 787 Makes Unscheduled Landing Over Fuel Pump Issue
by William White | July 19, 2013 9:41 am
Boeing (BA) can’t seem to catch a break with its 787 Dreamliners.
A Boeing 787 had to make an unscheduled landing on Thursday after a maintenance indicator alerted the pilot of a possible fuel pump problem. The flight returned to Boston’s Logan Airport shortly after it had taken off for a 14 hour flight to Japan.
“An emergency was not declared on the flight,” Matthew Brelis, spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, told the Los Angeles Times. “It landed safely at Logan.”
The Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been plagued with issues since its launch.
- Last week a Dreamliner caught fire while sitting on a runway.
- In June various 787’s were forced to land due to glitches with low oil indicators, engine problems and de-icing equipment malfunctions.
- In January several 787’s had issues with their lithium-ion batteries, with some even catching fire.
- A 787 was grounded in December due to an unknown issue, and two others had issues with fuel leaks.
- Delivery of 787’s to airlines was delayed for three years due to production and design problems.
The first flight made by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner was in November.
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- unscheduled landing: http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/boeing-787-makes-unscheduled-landing-at-logan/-/11971628/21038592/-/hkmb5qz/-/index.html
- Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-dreamliner-unscheduled-landing-boston-20130718,0,6989136.story
- a Dreamliner caught fire: http://investorplace.com/2013/07/new-dreamliner-fire-is-a-potential-nightmare-for-boeing/
- glitches with low oil indicators: http://investorplace.com/2013/06/united-airlines-787-flight-forced-to-land-for-oil-glitch/
- engine problems and de-icing equipment malfunctions: http://investorplace.com/2013/06/betting-on-boeing-3-headwinds-3-tailwinds/
- lithium-ion batteries: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/whistleblower-dreamliner-batteries-could-explode/
- catching fire: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/boeing-787-catches-fire-at-gate-in-boston/
- an unknown issue: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/two-problems-for-boeings-dreamliner/
- delayed for three years: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/finally-787-dreamliner-makes-first-u-s-flight/
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