Spirit AeroSystems files $20M construction permit in Kansas
Facility produces composite forward fuselages for customers including Boeing.
Investigators say manufacturing defect caused Boeing battery fires
Flaws and debris in lithium-ion aircraft batteries were going undetected at a Japanese plant.
Heroux-Devtek awarded contract for Boeing 787 components
Quebec manufacturer will fabricate torque tubes used in the Dreamliner’s wing flaps at its Laval plant.
JAL to resume 787 flights once battery repairs are made
System being installed to reduce fire risk from lithium ion batteries.
FAA approves resumption of 787 Dreamliner flights
Boeing has completed 20 separate tests of its new lithium-ion battery system.
787 flights will resume in weeks, Boeing says
Plane maker says a third of its testing is complete on new lithium-ion battery enclosure design.
Boeing labour contract eliminates pensions for new hires
Company’s engineers headed back to work, but technical workers vote to authorize strike.
Boeing conducts 2nd 787 test flight as battery probe continues
Test flight proves uneventful; plane maker has no more test flights scheduled.
Gov’t approval of 787’s batteries should be reconsidered: NTSB
Boeing will start test flights under limited circumstances with special safeguards.
Lithium batteries not necessarily unsafe in aviation: NTSB chairman
Manufacturers must build in reliable safeguards, says the top of the US’s leading aviation safety agency.
Boeing sticks with 787 battery; production speed up plan
Plane-maker will not drop the lithium-ion batteries at the centre of the 787’s problems.
Bombardier says CSeries will show it learned from 787 issues
The Canadian aerospace giant expects its coveted CSeries jetliner will be airbourne by June.
Boeing Winnipeg unionized employees approve early contract extension
Contract includes general wage increases up to 3% by 2017.
Japan probe finds lithium ion battery in 787 not overcharged
Contradicts an earlier assertion by the agency as it investigates with the US Federal Aviation Administration.