Europe grounds Dreamliner after incidents

Europe grounds Dreamliner after incidents

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The first production Boeing 787 takes off on it's inaugural flight of at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. Pilots Michael Carriker and Randall Neville lifted off in the big blue and white jet at about 10 a.m. PST from Everett's Paine Field on a four-hour flight over Washington state, beginning the extensive flight test program needed to obtain the plane's Federal Aviation Administration certification.(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 7:40 AM

BERLIN (AP) -- Europe's air safety authority has followed the United States in ordering the grounding and safety review of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner following a series of incidents with the aircraft in recent days.

The European Aviation Safety Agency says it is endorsing Wednesday's directive by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration grounding Boeing's jetliner until the risk of battery fires is resolved.

The EASA's order Thursday applies to all European carriers flying the 787 Dreamliner. At the moment, only Polsh airline LOT flies the airplane.
 

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