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December 21, 2016  

Spirit AeroSystems files $20M construction permit in Kansas

Facility produces composite forward fuselages for customers including Boeing.

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December 2, 2014  

Investigators say manufacturing defect caused Boeing battery fires

Flaws and debris in lithium-ion aircraft batteries were going undetected at a Japanese plant.

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August 8, 2014  

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.

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April 26, 2013  

JAL to resume 787 flights once battery repairs are made

System being installed to reduce fire risk from lithium ion batteries.

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April 22, 2013  

FAA approves resumption of 787 Dreamliner flights

Boeing has completed 20 separate tests of its new lithium-ion battery system.

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March 15, 2013  

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.

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February 21, 2013  

Boeing labour contract eliminates pensions for new hires

Company’s engineers headed back to work, but technical workers vote to authorize strike.

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February 12, 2013  

Boeing conducts 2nd 787 test flight as battery probe continues

Test flight proves uneventful; plane maker has no more test flights scheduled.

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February 8, 2013  

Gov’t approval of 787’s batteries should be reconsidered: NTSB

Boeing will start test flights under limited circumstances with special safeguards.

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February 6, 2013  

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.

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January 31, 2013  

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.

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January 24, 2013  

Bombardier says CSeries will show it learned from 787 issues

The Canadian aerospace giant expects its coveted CSeries jetliner will be airbourne by June.

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January 23, 2013  

Boeing Winnipeg unionized employees approve early contract extension

Contract includes general wage increases up to 3% by 2017.

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January 23, 2013  

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.