787 Dreamliner incidents have Boeing reevaluating their $30 billion investments. Two of the advanced planes -- both Japan Airlines owned -- were grounded at Boston's Logan International Airport earlier this week. On Jan. 9, CBS News reported that two planes needed to be grounded after one sprouted a fuel leak and the other had some sort of electrical-related fire which caused the cabin to fill with smoke.
"Boeing released a statement saying that Japan Airlines has reported that smoke was traced to the battery used to start the auxiliary power unit," CBS News reports. The FAA is currently investigating the two incidents and will hopefully figure out what caused these problems and how likely they are to happen again in the future.
The 787 Dreamliner incidents have caused United Airlines to inspect their planes. United has 6 Dreamliners in its fleet and all of them have been inspected and given the green light. All 6 planes were flying yesterday without any issues.
The Dreamliner is the most advanced plane Boeing has created. Not only does the plane rely more heavily on an advanced technological systems when it is in flight, but the inside of the plane is more spacious, more comfortable, and overall better than your standard aircraft. Naturally, new technology is bound to have glitches -- but many are thankful that so far, these glitches haven't injured any passengers.
787 Dreamliner incidents have caused some alarm in passengers but many have faith that Boeing will work to fix any glitches and get their latest and greatest back in the skies without further problems.
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