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Boeing: 787 Dreamliner fire probe continues

Boeing said the investigation into a fire on a test 787 Dreamliner continues. Meanwhile, two other test 787s are being flown back to Seattle from Rapid City, S.D. and Victorville, Calif.
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Written by Larry Dignan on

Boeing said the investigation into a fire on a test 787 Dreamliner continues. Meanwhile, two other test 787s are being flown back to Seattle from Rapid City, S.D. and Victorville, Calif.

The two planes flying back were refueling and testing when the fire occurred on the 787 Dreamliner ZA002. As previously noted, Boeing has had a series of Dreamliner setbacks and the latest incident---a fire involving an insulation blanket---could put off further deliveries.

In a statement, Boeing said:

No decision has been reached on when flight testing of the 787 will resume. Before that decision can be made, we must complete the investigation and assess whether any design changes are necessary. Until that time, Boeing cannot comment on the potential impact of this incident on the overall program schedule.

Boeing added:

  • The company has a "detailed understanding" of the incident, but more work remains.
  • The fire lasted less than 30 seconds and the entire incident was 90 seconds.
  • A 787 was configured so it could have returned to any airport.
  • Boeing's team has completed the inspection of the ZA002 and is installing a new power panel and insulation. Minor structural damage is also being repaired.

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This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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